It has been a whole year since I moved the mare to my current Private Barn! The time, it has gone by quickly. Had a rough start in the weather department last year. We had the record for dump-age of the white stuff (everyone else in the country is getting it this time) in 30 years. It kept coming and coming on all the way through April, with the freezes and snows. Would not bother me normally, but I had no arena to work the mare in and it seemed like a setback ...at the time.
What I found out....is that the mare and myself needed a break/ relief from the rigors of boarding at a high profile barn that was full of self importance and deceit, to find ourselves again.
What we have found in the country, the mare and I, has been most beneficial for health and well being.
Lots of Reciprocity...
That God has picked for me...
Riding often and loving the horse together
Cleansing wounds and
Providing my heart a place to flourish and trust again...
My mare has been favored as well, with plenty of managed turn out...
She has been blessed with
Room to run...
Room to run...
Her own horsey friends to share special times with...
Flirting is part of that too....
It has truly been a year of new vistas, for me, and vast Horizons for the mare and I!
We crossed creeks
Refreshed in Lakes
Sometimes we Lead
and other times, we Followed
The mare had room to be herself and to really be cared for and relax
We rode till dark
But usually, rode into the sunsets with treasured friends.
We would travel to different arenas and practice
All the while, we had each other, with the wonderful absence of barn politics and ill care.
We rather think that from a course of action from others, that caused such pain, we landed in God's arms here in the country!
A world of knowledge I have gained by this past year...and mainly:
My journey with my mare has not been a smooth one, yet; these side roads we have traveled...with hills, valleys and the occasional river to cross, have allowed us to tarry long enough to view much more, than if we took a straighter path. We may not have come this way by choice.
In the detour to the goals planned- reading the signs from my mare as my map, has become a joy. This journey has been far more enjoyable for me at the slower pace. My mare is responding to a different girl.
Having found the support from my friend and stable owner, the difference is huge for the riding and training journey with my mare!
Into the future we stride...but...we now take the time to venture to unknown places, and see what they may offer, if only beauty and comfort and rest~
This is ALLHORSESTUFF...all that is worth pursuing with your horse is the respectful, loving, journey together!