For those of you that are wondering, yes, I am married. My husband of 5 years is my biggest cheerleader when it comes to Alfie and horseback riding. He has supported me since day 1, and although his severe allergies to both horses and hay has prevented him from participating in this journey physically with me, he has been there every step of the way.
Finding a supporting partner who doesn’t mind you spending countless hours at the barn, coming home covered in dirt, hay, sometimes horse poop, is a rare find. Finding a supporting partner who doesn’t get jealous of the amount of time you spend with your horse, and all the discussions of you have of your horse any chance you get, again is a rare find. My husband is that unicorn. I met and married Scott before I got involved with horses. This “hobby” started several months after we got married. Alfie came into my life just a few weeks before our 1 year wedding anniversary.
I wanted to share with you a little bit about my husband and his incredible love he has for me because without his support, encouragement, patience and understanding, I wouldn’t be where I am today with horses. I always tell Alfie his dad loves him very much – just from a distance.
Today is my 45th birthday. I woke up, looked in the mirror and shook my head. How could I be 45? Where did the time go? I eagerly opened my gift from Scott – a leg and foot massager complete with a heat function to help with the poor circulation in my lower legs and feet – extremely flat feet wreak havoc on my legs. Like a kid on Christmas morning, I tried the booties, plugged it in and enjoyed a morning leg massage. This will help with the long active days I spend at the barn. Thank you my sweet Scott.
Scott leaves for work, and I head to the barn to spend my day with my “horse husband” as Scott sometimes refers to him lol.
We have an amazing lesson on the new arena footing. We took it easy because the increased footing is going to take some time for him to get used to, but he did great with everything I asked of him, even when it was hard.
After our ride, I spent almost an hour hand grazing him on our big field. The weather was sunny but cool, and Alfie enjoyed the last of the grass. As he ate, I sang to him softly, told him it was my birthday, and told him how he made my special day absolutely perfect.❤️🐴