Sunday, September 14, 2008

Thank You.

I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for your kind words and thoughts about Bailey.

I'll miss him. But I also rarely have trouble getting back on the proverbial horse -- I've accepted his death, grieved for him, and moved on. I am happy that he was happy, and I am happy with the horses in my life now. I am very, very grateful for all that he taught me, because every time I think of him, I realize just how much he taught me about handling horses. So I am content in this knowledge: I took him from a bad situation. I taught him how to be a horse, how to work with people, and he taught me how to teach horses. He put me in a better place, and I put him in a better place; that's all I could ever ask for.

There's plenty for me to update you guys on. Pandora is doing very very well, as is McKinna. My mom is planning on riding both of them in a dressage schooling show on October 5th. In less than two weeks, I get my boot off! I also start school in two weeks and a day.

I promise posts will be much more frequent once I'm in the saddle again, too. Something about riding sparks the reflection and deep thinking. Maybe I should start a zen-horseback-riding retreat, where you ride long trails and think deeply about what you're doing wrong and right. Hmm.

Hope everything is going well for all of you. Later today I am finally going to make that first post on Presentation of the Horse for Sale.


Promise said...

I didn't post originally as I was preparing myself to put my 12 year old rottweiler to sleep. The first dog that was mine -- had her since I was 12 years old.

I'm there with you. It's hard. Time will make it hurt less, but it won't ever go away entirely. At least not for me.

I'm sorry for your loss.

mugwump said...

Pity are so right about riding sparking the deep thoughts. I write at work until my eyes bleed...but the real thinking comes at my now stolen moments on my horses.

autumnblaze said...

I was saddened to read about your loss. However, you present a wonderful perspective about learning from one another, making both lives better and moving forward. Never an easy loss.

And, oh my goodness there is nothing like a long trail ride to get me thinking. I haven't been riding my whole life for many reasons...not new to horses but riding. So I swear with every ride I have a light bulb moment. I'm riding a well trained, busy brained, intelligent, sensitive Arab that seems, with everything I figure out, to throw me another something to chew on. I love it! However, I'm often left antsy to tell someone of our adventures or something I figured out. I've thought about blogging but I think it might just be dangerous! I know I'd be hooked.

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