I almost had to cancel my first lesson of 2018. I couldn’t believe it! Especially since I had just posted my first diary entry about crushing 2018! How embarrassing to have to tell you guys that I had to postpone my first ride of the year!
I woke up and even though it was 11 degrees, I was still very motivated for my lesson. I was coming off a good weekend ride and I was really pumped to get back on Chloe. And then Logan, my 18 month old, threw up all over me. Twice. Luckily, she made a full recovery within 30 minutes and was back to eating like a horse (sorry Chloe) and playing with her toys. I bundled up and headed to the barn.
My lesson was fantastic! I feel like everything I have been working on since November (when I started my re-riding journey) came together and there were brief moments I felt like my old self…and felt like I was with my old teammate. It was one of the first times that I really enjoyed riding since 2014. Jackie, my trainer, and I were pretty happy. And bonus, it was super cold and windy and as you know, winter is not Chloe’s season!