Sunday afternoon diary – it’s a spa day

Drying after a fabulous bubble bath

I woke up this morning and checked the forecast…high of 92 with crazy HIGH humidity. 😎

As I drive to the barn, air conditioner blasting, listening to some Beethoven – yeah I’m one of those classical music fans – my mind wanders to my lesson with Alfie yesterday. I think back 4 years ago when I first got him. I remember how I was just learning to ride and he was so patient with me, although I’m sure he got frustrated with me at times. We’ve come such a long way. The last 2 months my confidence has grown so much with him. And that confidence has really made a difference. I’m finally feeling like an actual horsewoman.

I pull into the driveway and stop and look at my beautiful boy enjoying the grass and the slight breeze. He looks so happy. He picks up his head, and looks at me and gives me a head nod – yes he knows my car.

I park my car and head up to the field to get him. As I get to the field Alfie sees me and again comes running to the gate to meet me. The love he has for me is so special.

After he enjoys some hydro hay, I tell him it’s too hot for our trail ride today, so how about a spa day. Alfie has no complaints about a day of pampering. He enjoys his bubble bath topped off with a couple of cookies.

I get him back into his stall and he parks himself right in front of his fan and proceeds to take a nap. A perfect way to spend a crazy hot day. ❤️🐴

Published by Judy Bennett

I am a middle aged married woman who finally was able to make her childhood dream come true. In 2016 I purchased my first horse - a beautiful older gent that I named Alfie. This blog is dedicated to everyone who loves horses and wants to see the good, the bad and the ugly of learning how to ride.

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