Friday, May 16, 2008

We cantered!! I haven't cantered my horse since the day I went to see her for the first time. I have been putting it off partly from fear, partly from worry about re-injuring her healed fracture. I put the Boa boots on her for extra protection and hit the trails with two friends. We cantered all over the place. It was exhilarating. Of course after we got back to the barn, I was worried that we over did it. Then I started wondering if I would show up to the barn the next day and have a lame horse. I have never worried so much about a horse in my life. There is this constant dread that something else is going to happen to set us back. I know I just need to relax and just enjoy our time together. We can tackle whatever obstacles come our way, but it is easier said than done. She is fine. There almost seems to be a new level of trust between us. It has been a really exciting week for us.

13 comments:

Esther Garvi said...

So glad for you! I'm having the same moments with Arwen (who was injured in January) and the same worries everytime... Is it going to hold? Is she strong enough? Is she ready? Sometimes you just have to test and see... but boy are you happy when she holds together! :-)

Kathy C said...

Oh congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I know that fear of cantering, but once you get over it, it's easy to get hooked. I also know that feeling of not wanting to do anything risky out of fear that one more thing will go wrong, because so much has already gone wrong up to that point. I'm glad her legs are solid now.

ranchette said...

That's wonderful! congratulations.

Callie said...

Oh congrats! That is such good news! All is right with the world!

Foster Communications said...

V. v. cool!!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am happy for you, and for the horse, that things are working out naturally and she is fine and you are fine with her being OK.

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Beth said...

YEAH!!!! So happy for you and Maddy!

fvclassic said...

that is such a HUGE victory.. I know I felt/still feel that way with my go-ey arabian gazi... When it's a dance rather than an "uh oh" ...

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Laura said...

That's great! Congratulations - I hope you can canter all over the place with ease now!

20 meter circle of life said...

Good for you!!!!

Rising Rainbow said...

I'm glad that you got to have a good time with your horse. It's been a long time coming.

Deanna said...

Yay! Congratulations. :)