On Tuesday, after only 20 minutes or so in the saddle, I nearly collapsed from heat exhaustion and had to bring our training session to an abrupt halt. Bear seemed to know something was up. As I sat on a jump regaining my breath and equilibrium he nuzzled me behind the ear as if to assure me everything would be alright. Horses are so intuitive.
Well yesterday, after riding just long enough to find my legs again and feel good about it, I had my friend, Christine, work Bear in the canter. She rides him very well and it is a joy to be able to watch my beautiful horse go through his paces. To see how far he (we) have come in the past year does my heart good. It’s been challenging, and enjoyable, to say the least.
I want to continue growing with Bear, and to do so I must take care of myself. Recovery from adrenal fatigue is a long process, but I am determined in my quest for total health.
So, back to yesterday …
Since I had my camera in the car I grabbed it and captured an abundance of moments, including this one in which Bear, with Christine aboard but not pictured, is wondering through the alfalfa recovering after his vigorous workout. As horses do, he helped himself to a tasty morsel from time to time and relished every one.
I relish every moment with my Bear. Whether I’m with him on the ground or in the saddle he is an important part of my healing journey. I am blessed.
Nurture what you love …
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