Wednesday, April 13, 2011

*wonderful* ride

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.


  1. Awesome. Sounds like the magic is happening
    I too had an awesome ride that made my heart swell for love of my boy. Too much love I tell ya! :)

  2. That's so awesome. It has to be the best feeling ever when you have such a smooth ride.

  3. I know exactly the feeling:) I don't know if I've ever commented on your blog, but I've been following for a little while and you have all my respect for riding (and riding well) a very spirited, opinionated, young OTTB mare (who had ulcers!). Lucy is absolutely stunning and you make a lovely pair.

  4. Jealous. But happy for you two all the same!

    Hey I tried to vote for you on fb but it won't let me "like" the photo. Do we have to be friends or something or am I just being stupid?

  5. Thanks so much everyone, I am still on cloud 9 from the experience!

    @ Kristen, I am so glad you had a similar ride! We can be in horsey heaven together :)

    @ Jessica, no you're no being stupid! We don't have to be friends, but you do need to "like" the Fenway Bartholomule page in order to be able to "like" the photo of Lucy. So much liking around here, sheesh! ;) Thanks again!

  6. I wish there was a 'love' button I could click on!!! YAY!!!!

  7. Voted for ya! Although I'm not even sure what her being flocked means! Some sort of art?


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