There have been a lot of changes recently. The move is probably the biggest one. My daily routine went out the window and I need to figure out how to fit the pieces back together. I’m also adjusting to life with a possibly deaf horse, the idea of not buying an acreage this year, and working on improving my own mental/physical health.
I am all moved into my brother’s place as of last weekend. This morning I had my first commute from my new temporary home. It was long and annoying af.
A new 24/7 gym just opened next to one of my offices and I think a great solution will be to join and work out before my shift so hopefully the traffic won’t be as horrible. Being a fitter human would be a nice side effect too.
I have the vet coming out next week to do yearly dental work on my herd and to give Apollo a thorough exam surrounding his suspected recent hearing loss. I have taken two weeks off of lessons with ST to get the move finished but I should be back into my weekend lesson routine starting on Saturday.
My queen <3
I’ve recently deleted Instagram and snapchat. Part of the reason is that my phone kept freezing up whenever I tried to use them (limited storage space available on my phone being the likely culprit). I may come back to them eventually but I’ve also recently decided to not spend so much time on my phone. I find the news really depressing most of the time and I’m just trying to be more “present” in my life. I lean on my phone as a distraction from awkward social situations, procrastinating important adult tasks and feeling bummed out (about not getting an acreage this year for example) when I need to work through that stuff instead. This post over at Zen Habits was very eye-opening to me.
There is totally nothing wrong with using social media and sharing fun pony photos (fun pony photos are the besttttt), but I’m just taking a bit of break. This is why my blog will probably not be the greatest for media going forward unless my husband comes out to give me a hand :P
What even is this
I have put an email out to a local horse trailer company (who offers rentals) and once I figure out the costs I will be creating a bit more of a formal “summer horse schedule” for myself and the herd. But here are a few things in the works at the moment:
June 24, 2018: Little Elbow Camp Ground (my friend found a lovely 4 hour loop somewhere near here that is ok for unshod ponies). I will probably take Henry to this outing.
July 7-8, 2018: Biomechanics Clinic (JLC). I’m not sure if I will audit this or ride. Will for sure attend either way and will ride in the clinic in the fall for sure.
July 14, 2018: Battle River Ride for STARS (hopefully with my good friend over at Autonomous Dressage) with Mystic, who should have a saddle by then. If not, Henry you’re up.
September 15-16, 2018: Biomechanics Clinic (JLC)
There are so many other things I want to add to that list but I’m trying not to go too crazy until I know exact prices and availability for trailer rental. I also want to save up for Mystic’s saddle and my own trailer so I can’t go too overboard. There are some very affordable schooling shows I have my eye on too (although the dressage one I wanted to do only offers W/T tests to juniors…. Which is fair, but I kind of wanted a simple/easy outing as my horses don’t get out much haha).
My herd hangs out together a lot now (which is new)
As a happy side note I have been running again, even with all the moving craziness and I am LOVING it. I am so out of shape that I may die but my riding breeches are already fitting better.