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.
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.