Monday 12 January 2015

Finding a Happy Place

My happy place is at the barn! Hi, Ginger, not your turn today :)

The sun popped out for a few hours, so I hopped on Midge yesterday afternoon for a return to the scene of the crime.

She seemed happy to get out and do something, and I could tell as soon as I hopped on she was in a more forward frame of mind. There was no attempting to meander along up the road, instead pony was on a mission to go somewhere!
Sunny day!

We were without a lesson this week, so I was left to my own devices again. Taking it a step further, since what I've been taught isn't working for either of us at the moment, I switched it up and went with what felt right. What felt right to me apparently felt right to Midge too, since we had definite progress and found a happy place. I'm going to keep this post short and sweet since I'm still thinking things through and want to put some more good rides under our belts before I come to any conclusions, but I'm hopeful I'm on to something that's going to work for her.
Bringing back the road sign that seems appropriate for the day.


  1. LOL @ the road sign - i often feel that way too. Horses have a wonderful way of keeping us humble and craving all the knowledge - potent addiction that they are *love*
    Keep on keeping on, baby horses are always challenging. You guys will get there - hopefully you have fun along the way.

    1. PS don't be too hard on yourself - everyone learns together and at different speeds, there are good and bad days - eventually it all comes together till the next hiccup raises its head. Or at least that's how it feels for me balancing the two

  2. yay - glad you've maybe figured out a more productive solution!! i will be very curious to hear how you changed things up!

  3. Grass? What is grass... and green! You are one lucky lady!

  4. Be easy on yourself - Rome wasn't built in a day!

  5. I like the happy ears and hope you guys maintain this happy place! Baby steps.