Have any of you had a truly magical ride, or experience with your horse?
Last week I had just finished with my lesson, and it was time to get the herd up the road to their winter field. What happens is we open the stable gate, and the field gate up the road, and they all trot along into the field, and we close the gate.
This time, my instructor drove ahead to open the two gates, and told me to jump on Love bareback and follow the others, and she'll get me up there (she takes me home). So anyway I did. It had just stopped raining, so there was a wonderful "fresh" feeling in the air. There was also a rainbow, and the sun was setting, so the sky was pink and gold
I must say it was amazing. I felt so happy and free, trotting along on my beautiful mare with the rainbow behind me in the beautiful sky, listening to the dusk sounds and the hooves of the other horses. It was amazing.
Then, a few months ago I went to practise for a dressage and jumping show. We did the test twice, and Love was amazing; was on the bit nicely, and responded to my cues instantly. My instructor's told me that if I rode like that at the show, I'd do well, which made me feel really proud.
Then we jumped a little bit; a course of three; an upright, an oxer, and a fan. The first two were 80cm, and the last was 90cm. I was a little bit nervous, as I hadn't jumped 90 in a while, but I gave it a go. She refused the fan, but it was my fault; I didn't push her for it, and I messed up the striding. So I tried again. This time she jumped it easily, and it was awesome! It felt so HUGE and FUN lol. I was sooo insanely proud of her. That is - to this day - the most amazing lesson I've ever had. It was also truly magical.
Has anyone else ever had something similar?