Home Team Update, November 2015
So what have Rodney & Milton been up to? Nothing much.
I have been
1) Recovering. After two months of boot camp and three days of showing, some degree of letdown was inevitable. At one point, I rode seven days in a row: 4 days of double-set lessons, the Saturday group lesson, and the fun show on Sunday [Report]. At the show, I rode nine times in 4 days. Wonderful, but exhausting.
B) Exercising. Since I’ve been back, I have exercised most days, either swimming [Spring Fitness] or biking. I guess it’s good for me. I’m still waiting to hear from an endorphin.
3 or C) Hiding my head in the sand. Despite my brave words earlier [Whither Now?], I am having trouble coming to terms with, on one hand, no desire to ride them, but, on the other hand, no desire let them be pasture ornaments. I respond to the conflict by ignoring it. I need to change this.
My amazing groom has been fiddling with the feed to see if there is more to do with Milton’s diet [Clean Cups!]. Different feeds means one horse eats in the stall. Since this was his idea, he has been shuttling in and out of the stall at meal times. I haven’t even been going to barn to feed.
One thing I have learned, again, is how much I get done when I’m not fooling with horses. The barn is a time sink. I know this intellectually. Yet, I am always amazed when I see proof.