We were supposed to have thunderstoms all day. We got nothing of the sort. High of 68 and sunny! Windy, yes, but goregous day. I felt like crap all day, sore throat, congested and drained. I willed myself to get out and ride. I feared that if I passed up today that it would only put our lessons learned from yesterday farther in his memory.
Steady reminded me today why I do this and why I love him. He must have spent the night getting his spiritual self right with God because he was a different horse today. Remember I said it was windy? Like really windy but even still he did not offer to buck even one time!! He was a bit spooky and occassionally looky but over all paying attention and moving off of my aides. It is not beautiful work but that is to be expected after such a long season off. Rough around the edges but clearly a diamond in the rough. I am so glad I made myself get out there today because I feel amazing now! 2012 is gonna be a big year for us, I can feel it!!! Though he did have me worried there for a minute with yesterdays antics.
Here is the short term plans to get things started this year. Spend March working toward being able to be seen in public again. April take a lesson and xc school. May first show of the year at BN (not %100 where though) I think that will make a great start to the year.