Took time this weekend to repeat a mantra to myself – pout less! With more reflecting at the vet’s diagnosis, it wasn’t too hard to do. At this moment, I’ll be able to ride my horse in a week… which is no big thang. For now, I’ll just take it one week at a time.
After some family time with my mother in law Saturday (and a massive cleaning spree to get ready for her visit), I was a pretty busy bee Sunday. I headed out the barn to rescue Simon, who had been on stall rest for a few days and whinnied to be gratefully when I showed up to hand walk him.
So we walked, watched the lesson going on. Looked at the babies.
I thought my horse was looking mighty fine in the horse shine, and took some pictures. Just enjoyed being with him. In the hustle bustle of showing and training and lameness evaluation, sometimes it’s easy to forget that he’s my pet at the end of the day.
When we had lapped the property, I said my goodbyes to Simon and headed off to my afternoon adventures… which included yarn shopping (more details on that soon!) and a very special visit out to a resort outside of Austin.
A resort where Ariat was having their sales meeting. Why was I heading to an Ariat event? To meet Emily of Wilbur, Ellie and Emily of course!
We had a great lunch and gabbed all about work, lame ponies, sound ponies, show ponies and of course blogging in general 🙂 I had a blast and felt immediately comfortable with Emily. She is just as fun and personable as you would guess from reading her blog!
The equine blogging community is such a fun group. Love my blogging friends and think it’s extra special when I get to meet them in the flesh.
Hanging out with Emily was a great way to get my positivity hat firmly planted on my head for the upcoming week.