Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Back in the Saddle

I actually managed to go for a short ride this weekend.  I think it is only the third or fourth time I've managed to get on my horse this year.  Is that not the most pathetic thing you've heard all day?  Thank goodness for Tessa, who can sit around for months on end and then go out for a quiet ride in the woods without so much as batting an eye.  It is one of her best traits and I greatly appreciate it.

 We went out with Riding Buddy and Tessa's one true love, Hawkeye.  You may recall that Hawkeye retired last year when he got very achy and sore and just wasn't having fun anymore.  At the time, we thought it was just the trials of age creeping up on him.  Then he got tested for Lyme and the result was off the charts.  After treatment, he is doing much better and has once again been doing some light riding.  It is good to see the big guy back out doing what he loves and Tessa was glad for the chance to schmooze with her beloved.  

I need to write a whole post about Hawkeye and his feet and all he has been through in the last few years.  There is some really fascinating stuff there.  I'll get to it.  Eventually.

It wasn't much of a ride, but it sure was nice to be in the saddle again.  I really need to figure out how to make it happen more often.


  1. Lovely news about Hawkeye. I've been much more wary of ticks since your trials begin. It's nice to hear that everyone your way is recovering.

  2. Ahhh, me too. I haven't gotten on Siera since late March and things were so wonderful. Soon. I am afraid if I get back in the saddle I'll just keep on riding as the pleasure will be so great and getting off her will be too hard to do.

  3. Glad you got enjoyed a ride on that great horse of yours & with good company!

  4. Ah yes. It is so good for the soul to do the things the heart asks for.

  5. How beautiful - the pictures and riding report I've been hoping for! Because, what Michaele said so perfectly...
    P.S. Are ticks good for anything besides causing grief, pain and suffering?? Down with ticks!

  6. It seems like I know so many people that never get on their horses anymore.