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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Hallelujah


Guess who has a custom saddle on order?



These guys!



 

I have no idea when it will actually arrive but it feels good to get the order put in.  Apparently it could be as early as late December but I’m not holding my breath, I also wouldn’t mind a bit more time to accumulate funds for the remaining balance…. :)

 

My saddle order was placed on November 9th, which is sort of a special date.  That’s the date that I sent an e-transfer to a complete stranger across the country for Henry five years ago.




I been reflecting a lot on how we’ve gone from unhandled/terrified weanling & noob weanling owner to sensible bareback citizen grown-up horse & slightly less nooby green horse rider. 






The journey between those two points has taught me so much about horsemanship and about myself as a human being.  I’m really proud of us when I think about it.   I will probably do a more in depth post in future on this when the thoughts have formulated more in my brain!








 




There certainly have been struggles, and we aren't perfect.  But if I could do it over again, I would do it all over again :)




I am so excited for 2018 and our new saddle!!


20 comments:

  1. Kid done grown up handsome. So many feels!

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    1. I think so too! He's a good egg too :)

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  2. Awwww! Love this! What a great journey so far. And yay for a new saddle!

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    1. :D !! Cannot wait for my new saddle (although my bank account can :P)

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  3. woohoo saddle! Looking forward to you posting pictures of it :D

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    1. I'm so excited! There will be many pictures, it might actually start it's own blog haha

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  4. Congrats on the saddle AND your anniversary with Henry! You've been doing a terrific job with him, and I can't wait to see where 2018 takes you guys!

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    1. Thank you! :) I am soooo excited to have some stirrups again.

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  5. A new saddle is very exciting. And a great way to celebrate an anniversary.

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    1. I think so too! I can't believe it's been 5 years :)

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  6. Ordering a new saddle is a great way to celebrate your partnership!

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    1. I agree! I wish it was a free bonus after 5 years haha

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  7. Yay for saddle!!! And happy Gotcha Day Henry!

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  8. YAHOO! Congrats on getting the saddle ordered!!!!

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