If someone asked me...
I would have to say that I am a very happy person.
Every day is a good day.
That is, of course, unless it is a GREAT day!
Yesterday was one such day.
I was twenty feet tall...on top of the world.
And judging from this picture, I believe it was true.
Yesterday, January 31st, it reached 62 degrees...
truly a gift this time of year...
when normally temps dip below freezing.
It was the perfect day for an adventure.
And that is just what we had...
Moonbeam and I.
I loaded him into Becky's trailer with Sid.
Moonbeam is such a good boy...
so very willing...
never refusing anything that I ask of him.
We headed out to a friend's arena for a lesson,
while Becky had a saddle fitting session.
Our lesson went well.
Moonbeam handled the unfamiliar environment with ease.
We had made improvements in the past two weeks.
See how we both are smiling?
We took a break from lessons to watch Sid and Becky work...
trying out various saddles.
It may seem like a small thing,
but overcoming my fear of riding
(which developed in response to a few injuries)
has done more for my self esteem than I could have imagined.
Having the courage to practice between lessons
(courage needed because I have to do this all alone)
has strengthened the bond between Moonbeam and me.
We have developed the trust that is oh, so important between horse and rider.
A beautiful day...
A successful lesson...
Such simple things...
but enough to make one feel on top of the world...
PS: Happy February1st!!
(Spring is just around the corner!)