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Monday, 30 April 2018

Birthday Girl


Mystic turned 6 on Saturday!  Where has the time gone?!

Cutest peanut



We celebrated with a ride around the hay field with my dog.  We rode up to the very edge of the field (which is right next to the Transcanada Highway).  I just kind of sat there for a minute and let this wave of appreciation wash over me.  I don’t know if I have the words to express how grateful I am for her. 






From the moment she hopped off the trailer in January 2013 I was her person.  I’ve never had such an immediate connection with a horse before.  We just get each other.





We’ve had some really special moments over the past 5 and half years and our ride on Saturday was another great one.  I don’t know a lot of horses quiet enough to be ridden bareback along a major highway on a long rein.  She was also very patient with me as I was very slow and hobbly on Saturday after an unfortunate foot squashing injury earlier in the week (Henry spooked when I was leading him and landed on my right foot - ouch).




On one of our first solo trail rides a few years ago she really stepped up for me when I was falling apart.  My husband had recently been laid off and I was incredibly stressed out, to the point of having tears welling up in my eyes the whole time I was at the barn.  It was a bad idea to ride but for some reason I just needed to go walk around in the field with Mystic and my dog.  Instead of a quiet walk we did W/T/C that day and I had so much fun.  For a few hours the weight was lifted and I was flying around the hayfield on the best pony ever. 




I am so lucky to be her person and am excited to celebrate many more birthdays together :)



15 comments:

  1. Aww! Love this! And the baby pic of Mystic! Can’t believe how much snow you still have!

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    1. She was the cutest/sassiest baby ever haha! Most of that snow has melted now, those pics are a bit older. But the fact that we still had a fair bit of snow last week is pretty crazy :O

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  2. Happy birthday, Mystic! Sounds like a great way to spend it.

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    1. She says thank you ;) It was a great day for sure!

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    1. She says thanks! She wishes she got more cookies to celebrate :P

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  4. Happy B-Day Mystic! She's such a good mare!

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    1. She says thank you :D She really is, I'm super lucky she turned out to be such a good egg.

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  5. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ happy birthday mystic

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  6. Happy birthday, pretty girl!

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  7. Happy Birthday Mystic! I'm so glad you have each other <3

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