A show of hands from everyone who has headed down centerline without having ridden the entire test from start to finish. Anyone? It is feeling like I will be joining those ranks as this week rolls along. Last week was vacation. Saturday was the drive home and unpacking. Yes, I did ride on Sunday, but only practiced parts of Training Level Test 2 since I thought to myself that I had plenty of time to ride the whole test this week. Ha! Yesterday was Ike’s pedicure and work for me. Today, I didn’t make it to the barn until after work, which coincided with the arrival of the afternoon thunderstorms. ARGH! Tomorrow I have my commuting day and typically, by the time I creep home with the afternoon traffic, I’m just toasted and in no frame of mind to ride. That leaves Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday is supposed to be another scorcher – yippee. Keeping fingers crossed that Friday and Saturday are cooperative.
Since I didn’t ride today, I spent some time grooming the boys. While grooming I usually talk to them. Not just about horse stuff, but about life in general. They know all my secrets. Who has made me mad. Who I’d want to slap if I thought I could get away with it. My insecurities – don’t we all have them? The horses and the dogs are the best at keeping secrets or at least I think they are. For all I know every horse and dog that I know laughs to themselves as I go by. I’m in real trouble if they learn to talk like Mr. Ed. I saw this e-card on Facebook a few weeks ago and it seems an appropriate way to finish this entry.