Do you guys ever get to the barn and just feel like you need a mental health day?
Typically on Thursdays I’m able to get to the barn around 4 or so. For various reasons, last night I couldn’t get there until slightly after 6. Which isn’t terrible, but there were also lessons going on and the outdoor riding areas were closed (THANKS MOTHER NATURE FOR THAT LOVELY APRIL SNOW SHOWER). It’s also a big weekend for wedding planning details, so between coordinating that and working all day, I just wasn’t mentally in the game.
I knew that if I got on, a good ride would do me good, but that I probably would be quicker to get frustrated if it was a less-than-good ride. So I didn’t ride.
Instead, I spent over an hour just grooming Duke and snuggling him (and taking a bunch of pictures of him). It was exactly what I needed to do, and I think Duke enjoyed it, too. He’s such a ham. As we build our relationship I’m really enjoying seeing his personality come out more and more.
This weekend we get to go do some indoor cross country schooling at a show venue nearby. They dragged some of their XC jumps inside since they just got 6 inches of snow the other day. (I repeat: THANKS MOTHER NATURE.) I’m really looking forward to it!
And in conclusion, I leave you with this amazing video of Duke chewing on his Posture Prep Groomer. I thought he’d just grab it and then drop it but he just kept chewing on it until I literally had to take it from his mouth out of fear he’d actually try to ingest it. No curry combs were hurt in the making of this video.