I've been out of town. And though I got back two days early, I chose not to go see my horse. What does this mean? The balance of family, work and horse is so damn challenging. How do you fit in family, work and horse time? How long is your average trip to the barn? How many times a week do you see your horse? Do you pay for someone else to work your horse when you can't?
Sometimes it just feels like I'm juggling. I know, the saying is juggling too many balls, but I can't juggle. At all. So it just feels like juggling where every time I think I've got it, that damn third ball gets added in and everything goes flying every which way.
I have plans to see my pony tomorrow. Though I'm excited to see her, I'm kind of tired of doing 20 meter circles.
I did, however, just get some of the stuffing moved around in my saddle so it should fit even better. We took a bunch out of the back of the seat so it should feel less like I'm falling off the front of her.
Next week, I have an exciting play date (do grown ups call them play dates??) with Laura from Red Horse Farm. Yeah for meeting fellow bloggers and fellow horse people! We're gonna do some ground work and then maybe a little Western riding. I'm gonna rock my Cruel Girl jeans (and you thought I was only english. ha! I even have some Western spurs with rowels!!) and I'm gonna bring my camera! Is it a sign of things not working for me that I'm more excited about doing this than I am about going out to ride my own horse?
I will try to take more pictures this next week so that even though my posts might be full of musings and critical questions, they will at least have pictures. Because we all love pictures!