Riding, Or Not, Again
Awareness of the outside world. Ancient Alabama, part nine. AL.com: Vast network of Alabama caves reveals hidden fossils, endangered ecosystem, Pillion, 7 Dec 2021.
Taking a break from Hunter Barn for a few months. Sit out the cold months and start again in the spring.
Riding their horses. School Horse & his barnmates are exactly what I was looking for in a lesson horse. If the rider has a moment, if the rider shrieks and grabs mane over a tiny crossrail, they just carry on.
After seven lessons on three horses, the very thought of another lesson still makes my stomach hurt. Maybe this is something I should listen to? Maybe I’m simply tired of being stressed out?
For the winter, I’m not doing things that give me anxiety. We’ll see where that leads. I should say, not doing optional things that give me anxiety. The universe is all too capable of providing unavoidable sources of anxiety.
I realize this is exactly opposite to what I said a month ago, “If I didn’t do things I dread, I’d never do anything at all.” That’s why I’m limiting the time frame to winter. [Lack of Lessons Lately]
Perhaps Rodney and I will make so much progress, I will not need school horse lessons in the spring.
A dog can dream.
Note. I wrote this, including the “ha!” before Rodney announced that he too was taking a break. [Rodney’s Goldilocks Vacation].