Horse Riding Blues :/
( Just to fill you in a bit ) My first horse was a 13 hh pony we got from an auction. A pinto pony with an attitude the size of a draft horse the the heart kinder than anything. I had Baylee for 10 incredible years, starting from second grade up until a few months before this summer. She taught me how to ride, took me to my first shows, and was my best friend through everything. A few months before this summer, it came time to let baylee go to the pasture in the sky. She had had arthritis since I had owned her but she was having pain in her left knee and was having trouble getting around like she used to. I didn't want her to hurt more than she was so my mom and I made the appointment for the vet. We took her to MSU, I stayed home from school to be with her for the day and went in with her when my mom took her to the Clinic up until the vet came to take her. I haven't felt bad after saying my goodbys- knowing it was the right thing and she was feeling better and was probably running and bucking like her old self
But lately, i've been a little blue and missing her like crazy. I have one horse now. A 6 year old mare named Andie. A few weeks ago, I pulled out my old English saddle and decided to see if it fit Andie ( Just for fun). The girth i have is meant for a pony so it didnt' fit Andie ( A quarter horse). Pulling the saddle off Andie, it just.. hit me. Me and Baylee used to ride English together.. I don't know why but it's been bothering me. I love riding, and usually i'm out all the time but lately I've been almost un interested. And i know it's not fair to Andie but going out there now to see her has been hurting so I've only been going out to feed her and check on her every few hours. I know it would be good for Andie to get out, but now all I can think about is getting my English saddle out and remembering some of the memories that were made while posting along in the pasture.
Any tips on how to get past these riding blues??
"Even the greenest horse has something to teach the greatest rider."-Anonymous