Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern Michigan
Good for you! I also love days where I just have those sweet grooming/walking/bonding times when riding isn't possible - I used to think that I would be "slacking" somehow if I wasn't riding at least 3x's a week, but now that I have her home, I love the quiet times just as much while I clean her shed, fill her trough, etc. I talk to her about the weather, what a "good girl" she is, etc. as I do my tasks. I also love being with her in her shed as it's pouring down rain, and all is nice and dry inside. We'll just stand there sometimes looking out as I stroke her mane... Lately, we've been enjoying doing halter work, and she "asks" me to work with her by walking up to our usual groundwork space in her pasture and stands there waiting. So glad you're taking advantage of all of the other horse joys despite recent health problems - keep up the good work!