Photos from the Middleburg Hunt Review:
|I was so distracted by the horses that I forgot to take a picture of Santa|
And then I had a crazy week, where my back decided to check out completely and I didn't get to the barn for four straight days. I knew Soonie would be fine; he's blessed with the ability to be the same undersaddle if he's ridden every day, or once a month. I finally made it out to ride today, and suffice it to say, Soon makes my heart happy. So, so happy. Like, I can't believe I stayed the fuck home on nights where I could have at least gone to the barn for cuddles. Would have saved on the crankiness on Thursday and Friday, I'm sure.
I can't thank my barn ladies enough for checking in on him while I was absent, I love you all! Soonie and I had a great flat school today outside on the track (walk/trot/canter). He just felt awesome and I felt good in the saddle. I didn't do anything super complicated given that my back is being a bitch and Bubba had most of the week off, but the leg yields were good in all gaits, he was forward and soft, and great both in the shorter outline and in the stretch. All in all, a super productive ride and there was a lot of cuddle time before and after. I needed that big time. I missed this boy.
|Soonie loves stretching. He just disappears down there|
|Four days away and I honestly freaked out and took about 25 pictures|
|I just love this horse|