Weekday Morning

The BO and I have this running joke, he sees me at the barn so often during weekdays lately that he asks if I actually have a job or not.  When my reasons for being at the barn are "It's the primary election day, we get the day off," or "I dunno, my boss just told me to get outside and see my pony this afternoon," it's pretty understandable - or unbelievable, I guess.

Today was another one of those days, since I got up early and rode before the visitation.  It was my first time riding in *mumbles* over a week...

Nothing like seeing this face for the first time in a week.  Love him. Also love the people that take such good care of him while I'm gone.

I tried to duplicate my last lesson, thinking a lot about riding soft in my right knee and ankle.  It's amazing
1. How supple Connor was after a week off
2. How much better he goes when I "ride soft"
3. How grateful I am that he's his same old self whether I ride five days a week or zero.  Sometimes as an adult ammie, life happens, and I'm glad I have a horse that's okay with that.

Obviously it's buckle-down time with FRV being a month from now.  With that in mind, we rode in the grass Dressage arena where the big plastic letters had fallen over due to wind, into the arena in some places.  He was spooky at first, but that's what I wanted - riding him in scary places at home is the best approximation of show atmosphere I can get, and he's never been to the facility we're going to next month before.

He also continued to shed out while I was gone and is getting shiny:

Girl look at that body.

15 comments:

  1. Connor is the best at looking cute :)

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    1. Why thank you, it does appear to be genetic. Ha!

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  2. Handsome boy! Time flies sometimes and then it has been too long between rides - I know! :)

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    1. Oh, you are not kidding. Whirlwind week!

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  3. I also love having a level headed horse who can just chill when life gets in the way. And having great people to care for them is the best peace of mind ever.

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    1. Definitely. Both are invaluable.

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  4. Hi Jen, this has nothing to do with this post, just trying to get in touch. I work at Absorbine and we have a new product we think you might like to review! If so, contact me at sblack@wfyoung.com - Sean

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  5. Way too cute!
    That blonde forelock >.<

    And it is so good to have a horse that doesn't mind chilling out whilst life happens, I'm so envious that full livery is the norm in the US.

    Sometimes when life happens here all I have time for is to literally throw hay and feed to my horses and run haha - poor ponies :)

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    1. Is it not where you are? My trainer is from the UK, but the BO is US. Full board, I couldn't do without it, even though I grew up with a horse at home. The blonde forelock is my vanity, I purposely moved his bridle path a bit further back so it would be fuller!

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  6. He looks great, Jen! Love that face :)

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