A Beautiful Morning
|My world at 7:30 in the morning on a weekday. Can't even handle how incredible this is!|
My pony lives a mile away and it is MARVELOUS.
The weather forecast for this afternoon between 3-7 showed likely thunderstorms, so you know what I did?
I just rode before work.
Because I can do that now.
And I only had to get up at 6:00.
I was able to feed my minis, go to the barn, ride, and be home to start working at 8:30.
MY LIFE IS GREAT.
Even greater is the fact that when I walked up to the barn, Dino and Mabel were standing side-by-side like buddies! I'm absolutely thrilled that he's gotten over his donkaphobia and has become friendly with the girls instead of having to be constantly vigilant around them.
Sully was an absolute looney toon when he saw Dino go out for a ride without him! I was a little concerned that WonderPony would react badly to Sully's galloping/bucking/carrying-on, but he just watched and wondered why his buddy was being so nutty. It was really, really easy to bring Dino's focus back to me. Small victory!
Dino was an absolute rockstar during our short ride! He softened to the bit so, so nicely and was lovely and forward the whole time. I did not ONCE have to reprimand him for not listening to me when I pushed the go button. I gave him one love-tap on the shoulder when he was spacing out and not listening to my lateral aids, but other than that it was a no-stick-or-spurs-required ride. So nice!
After about 25 minutes of good, pleasant work we walked back up the hill and were done for the day. I'm so, so happy we had such a nice, relaxed, focused ride and I absolutely LOVE having my pony so close to home! The fact that he has a couple new donkey friends is just the icing on the cake.
Best Wednesday morning ever!