To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Forever and two weeks

Can it be that I decided to throw caution (and my heart) to the wind and make Lancelot mine just two short weeks ago today? It seems so much longer ago than that . . . and I guess in some ways (as I have shared) it was.

In two short days I get to see Lance again, when he gets his second shock wave treatment. We're all going along for the ride to Lincoln City – Rick to do the treatment, me to see my horse, Brian to play with his friend (Lance's breeder's daughter). Perhaps it is the anticipation of this event that has stolen some of my momentum with Horton. But starry-eyed over my long-distance romance or not, I need to stay focused on the task at hand, and ride while the sun shines. The days are getting dramatically shorter, and rain is at long last in our forecast by next weekend. It will become a bit more of a challenge to find time to school Horton when I have to fit it in between rain showers as well as homeschooling and such. But fit it in I will; we have a show to prepare for!

Horton got his front shoes reset last week. This time he got custom iron instead of keg shoes, and they really look good. I'm not riding off the property as much as I was with the beginning of both hunting season and scare-the-birds-away-from-the-wine-grapes season, but it is nice to have his front feet protected so that I can.


Cheyenne said...

Do your(the horses) shoes have toe clips? I cant see any on the photo?

Michelle said...

Nope. I can only remember having clips on one horse's shoes years ago; I think it was because he had borium on his shoes for riding on pavement and needed clips to keep the shoes from moving on his foot with the extra traction on the ground.

sylkan said...

Did you get in to the Blue Ribbon Show? Yay!
I'll bring my checkbook to CMC Monday night, so tote up what I owe for entry, stall, etc. If you are NOT going to be at meeting, let me know so I can send you a check from my bill pay on line. Jeff Moore said he could come work on him at DW on the Friday before the show about 4 pm so you can be there to see what he does with him. I can tend him Friday nite, couple times Saturday, and help you on Sunday.