I have not been seen or interacted with a horse or any form of horses since I said goodbye to Amber at the beginning of the year. Today that is going to change. Metaphorically I am getting back in the saddle. Or at least I am going to try. I have been putting this off for way too long now as it has been easier to stay away than to immerse myself into the horsey world again.
I am going to spend the weekend with my amazing horsey friend Tamryn and she has horses of her own as well as two new additions in the form of foals which I have yet to meet. To be honest I am nervous (read scared) and I know that when I get there I will probably be emotional about it too – if not before I even get there. Yes I am super emotional and yes some people might think it’s lame. It’s not lame to me. This is a bit of a big deal. Saying goodbye to Amber – and quite possibly the only horse I will ever have and own – was more than a bit difficult. We will see what happens this weekend though. Maybe it doesn’t go all that well but then again maybe it does and maybe I fall in love with horses all over again like I did when I was a kid.
While packing last night I went to find some riding stuff to take with – in case the opportunity arises where I get to actually ride a horse again. I might not be that brave when the time comes though. Besides the fact that I can no longer fit into my jodhpurs – and that was upsetting in itself – I was excited at the time to be going through all my riding stuff so maybe that is a good sign.
Who knows what will happen but maybe this is just what I need….