I was almost ready to go last Monday, with my mare Washashe. I was feeling' pretty good about only going with my barn owner, as I have only gotten to ride the mare a very few times of late. She showed up with a friend, and though I know her..It made a bigger group. Then the gal that lives on the property showed up ...and she was invited...ooou- I was now wondering how this would be with a foursome group and a competitive mare-MINE!
Well, my PBO said to everyone, "lets all be mindful of everyone and if need be, we shall split the group." Okay...at ease again here.
It was so wonderful..my mare with her month off really showed me something about herself. One of those "What my mare has taught me" - Kinda lessons.
Though my time down was with much pain, wonderful blessings did ensue. The kind you don't plan , but only occur because you are stopped and available.
My mare's time down was so much in need. She got therapy and put out to pasture 24/7. She would run and buck and graze...like a horse needs to. She has been a dream since then and very relaxed.
We did lead the group, her fave position. But the huge-o-difference was.... She minded not how close the other horses were to her and had no evil eye/ bad behaviour. I chock it up to her knowing every horse.
We trotted and jumped logs and laughed our heads off!
The last ride of August...and the last of the sunny, cloudless days it appears. Rain, Rain has come to stay. It is Oregon and if you don't like change...this place is not for you!
I personally dig on change. Happy trails friends!