She and I met a few barns ago and have longed to ride together ever since. When she found out I was no longer at my old boarding facility and she dicovered where I am now...she just beamed with delight, saying, "You are right by me now!"
I took some "artisticly blurry" photo's of her riding that day.
So, She has offered to help me with my mare at her facility that is humble and has no desire for pretenses! My style, and hers too, apparently.
She has a very active minded mare that has presented her with many obsticles in the past, so she feels very confident in helping me with my Washsashe mare.
I was so proud of her...she did well with the new environment and we got quite a few comments that we had really been doing nice work up to now. Which is awesome...I have done it all on the trails and without an arena!
You really CAN practice dressage on trails folks!!
All in all, it was fabulous and we have made some future riding times now. My Private barn owner will be joining me , I think ,in a few weeks too. We are talking schooling shows and my new riding-mentor mentioned this quite a few times as we did somethings correctly. When we did not, she mentioned what the judges would be looking for. I tucked the mare into her stall and she was contentedly munching hay as I left the drive, staring out her window on the world.
On the way home I stopped by our local, privately owned, Green Grocer store. A favorite hang out of mine. The Owner is in love with a white gelding she used to brush and handle every day a few years back. The owners gave him away or sold him and she lost track of him. She tracked him down a short time ago, but is not able to have the same relationship with him as before. She pines for her horsey friend and when walked in all dirty and horsehaired up...she grinned and told me that I was super healthy because I had my heart's desire with my mare.I offered to take her out and we could groom the horses together and then take a hand walk with them too...she was sooo excited. Me too! Next Wednesday, we endeavor to take on the dirt.
This special shop owner is endearing to me and really saved me last year when I got a frantic call from my mother in heart attack mode..literally. I ended up canceling my days work to rush her to the hospital. I knew it could be a long and harrowing day so while my mom was being transferred to another hospital ,via ambulance, to put in a pace maker. I quickly called my Green Grocer gal and she cooked up an "Amy's Breakfast Burrito" for me and I did the hand off thing while I drove by...it was the only sustenance I got all day..she totally saved me!Mom has now had her year anniversary, Valentines day!
Here is her beautiful store In Oregon City.
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