It's been a long-ish week with lots of time spent on trains. But by some miracle, it also managed to be a fairly good week for riding.
|and cats. cats help everything.|
Part of me wanted to be upset that I had jumped through all these hoops and scheduling acrobatics to even be able to get there that night - only for the ride to be solidly mediocre. But Isabel obviously doesn't know, nor care, about what I go through to make riding possible. So I just gotta ride the horse where she is, right?
|didn't take long for them to discover the plants that came home from my old office tho|
But I gave myself another stern reminder: riding lessons are exactly that - lessons. I am not paying all this money (now pricier given Dan's move up to PA) just to show off how good we are.
So instead I'm just trying to be grateful that I got to ride at all. And today is looking promising too, even if the forecast is a little iffy. Whatever. I'm not made of sugar, a little rain won't slow us down. I'm thinking a nice hack out with some trot sets and hill work might be just what the doctor ordered.
|one of the violets has already been maimed. we'll see how long the rest last...|
Then I'm on the road for about... oh, just over a week. Right before our next event of the season. Super convenient, right? Le sigh. At least I'll be able to pop back in for a quick midweek lesson before heading out to Rolex. And maybe if I beg and plead, Austen will come school the horse in my absence too. We'll see...
Not gonna dwell on that for now, tho. Instead, I'm just happy that it's Friday and looking like a a solid weekend full of fun horse stuff!
What about you - anything big and exciting happening?