You know those warm summer weekend mornings when you get out of bed, walk outside, hear the birds chirping and see the sun shining and you take a deep breath and think, "life is awesome"?
That's what my ride was like tonight.
Even with the ulcer treatment improving Lu's attitude, we still had yet to have a ride that was completely drama free. She always gets in a little kick or a little buck, but tonight she happily went w/t/c in both directions! I sat there in the saddle and just soaked it all up, my heart singing with happiness. I forgot that it was absolutely downpouring outside. I forgot about my stressful week at work. I forgot about the long winter of scary and challenging rides. All that was on my mind was how awesome my horse is, and I watched her happy ears flop around as she cantered merrily along.
Bliss, absolute bliss.