Mark and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary today (October 12)!! Happy Anniversary to us!! I can’t believe in some ways it seems like a zillion more years than that and in other ways it feels like last year!!
But as nice as that is there is way more exciting news. As Amanda told me Remus’s retirement is officially revoked as of yesterday!
YES I RODE MY HORSE. Yes this is a freaking miracle. Yes I made Stephanie get on him first #onceawimpalwaysawimp I had this feeling he was going to be bad. Spoiler he wasn’t.
One reason might be he is so damn fat he can’t really get out of his own way. But for whatever reason even though he was a bit tight in his back he was good as gold for Stephanie who was so brave to just climb aboard him not even knowing him. Ha boy will I throw my friends under a big fat buckskin bus? YES I WILL LOL
And then I had to get on. And I DID! We started out riding in the paddock where the footing is atrocious and not very even. But it was the only kind of contained area so we started there.
Then I actually walked out and down the driveway. This is huge for nervous me. I wouldn’t have done it if Steph and her husband Henry hadn’t walked with me but Remus was so good, on the buckle. And the trash truck came and a thousand other things that some horses might have melted down and he just stopped, looked then kept on going. What a good boy.
SO we didn’t do much but I did get on. Now to find somewhere to haul him to so I can ride in a ring. But I am hopeful I can hackout on our dead end street at least to get him out and about. We locked Tate in his stall and excpet for two or three lonely whinnies it was all fine. Remus could care less he was going places!
SO YAY US! Now to get back on again SOON. Going to try to ride this weekend!