So for those of you who read my blog regularly, you’ll know that I got my first horse earlier this year in February, the lovely Beth.
Having grown up around horses, but never actually learning to ride, it’s been something I’ve longed for, for as long as I remember. It’s had its challenges but I’m loving every second of it!
It’s been such a huge learning curve and Ali Young has been and is an invaluable support along the way as there are so many firsts!!! One huge one was last weekend as it was the first time I put her into a trailer since I collected her in February and off we went to a large organised fun ride… basically a 12 mile ride across countryside that you usually aren’t allowed on, which is all marked out and marshalled. It’s a really really fun thing to do although three hours in the saddle was a toughie, next time I might take some padding!
A few months ago, someone asked me to write a blog on dealing with life in those “middle years”. I haven’t forgotten, but one of the things I would heartily recommend is taking up a hobby, something that gives you a challenge and really makes you smile from the inside out… it definitely works for me!
Much love as always