I was full of hesitation to go be with the horses today! My energy was at a low level! And I knew! I knew they’d sense it!
I had to really push myself to shower, get ready, then do the drive! I wanted nothing more than hiding away from people all day today!
I was afraid the horse I’m on, would lose his connection with me, and I with him!
I got there. Ringo the dog came running to greet me as soon as he spotted my car coming around the corner! He’s a Collie crossed. I immediately smiled! I love Ringo, but hardly have time to spend with him! As I usually need to keep my focus on the horses!
I did some English Posting while trotting today. It was challenging at the beginning!
Posting is to rise out of the saddle seat for every other stride of the horse’s forelegs.
Ozzy (my favourite Arabian horse) was not happy there were two new horses not too far away from the corral! And he was ready to take them on! So considering Ozzy’s fearless nature, it was better to keep him away from them! But I dearly missed him.
I posted with Shayane! A stunningly beautiful, Gypsy Vanner mare!
Shayane sensed my low energy level! She quickly decided to act outrageously stubborn and frustratingly defiant! So I had to shift my energy, or I wouldn’t have been able control her.
It took some work! As she tried hard to tell me ‘I’m not feeling you! You are weak! I’m the boss this time!’
I finally, had to stay still on her back for a minute! Shayane is standing there! Her and I were having a breather. I was trying hard to not tell my other human companion in the coral, to just…stop talking! As she continued talking to me, and laughing nonstop, in her giddy incredibly high pitched voice!
I had to resign to some leftover patience from last night! I thought I had none left! Then rummaged deep inside of me , for some crumbs of wisdom, tucked in there somewhere…
I finally found some leftover scoops of patience, in the very back of the fridge of my psyche! And a few crumbs of my worldly wisdom..that had fallen between the folds ‘of the heart of the discerning!’
I soon realized, my human companion is a nice girl, she means well, and that’s what matters.
I finally managed to control Shayane and get her to obey me while posting inside the corral! I figured, way too icy to post the trot on those trails! So I stayed around inside the ring.
In the end, my abs had the best workout! Considering, you must involve your core muscles to support you, while standing in the stirrups! Not your hands at the saddle, and not by gripping the horn either! Your legs need to also remain motionless while posting.
I’m so glad I did go to have coffee with the horses today! It was the highlight of this not so wonderful week! And a horse’s touch, was needed, to be myself again!