It's not all bad- Guinness and I have started Obedience classes.
|Obedience? Now why would I need that?|
And the hay is starting to be baled. We got half of it this week and the rest will be next week. Fortunately Andrew and Alec came to help.
But there are only so many hours in a day, so something has had to give.
And that's been the riding.
Which leads to guilt over NOT riding.
Anyway, I have come to the realization that I need to slow the hell down.
What has been interesting is that Carmen appears to have noticed as well. She's pausing when I'm in the barn to snuggle with me.
So tonight I decided that we were going to go ahead with a lesson. Shanea was supposed to come earlier but I had to cancel because of the hay. Fortunately she was able to fit me in because she's leaving for vacation tomorrow.
I'll save the details of the lesson for a different post but it was just what the doctor ordered. I made sure that I didn't rush to the lesson but spent some time grooming her and being quiet. it was so nice to NOT be talking.
When I took off her halter to put on her bridle she dropped her head and I gave it a little rub by her her forelock. She closed her eyes and leaned into it. So we spent a few minutes just quietly standing - her completely free and me just quietly rubbing her forehead. It was a true grounding moment.
Then it was over and I put on her bridle and we went up to the ring. And I already felt lighter.