It's time to get out of your head and out to your horses!
Fingers grasp the cool doorknob; one boot hits the step, then the other. The door closes firmly behind me as I push back, ensuring it’s latched.
A deep breath of cool fall air fills my lungs. I pause. I hear my kids inside playing with the sitter. A smile tugs at the corners of her lips, slowly making way for a big toothy grin.
❤️🔥It’s time! My time!
I bounce down the steps with the giddiness of a child and heave open the heavy tack room door to quickly grab my favourite blue halter and lead.
As I walk out to the pasture, my gaze turns skyward as a flock of geese honk overhead, they’re flying low to the ground, and I know they’re heading to the water across the road. I close my eyes with the sun on my face and take another deep breath.
Ace isn’t far now. His head rises from the grass as his ears prick in my direction. Hey buddy. Warmth fills my heart, it quickly spreads through my whole body, and I feel like I’m walking in an orb of warm golden joyfulness.
Touching his neck, breathing deep into his shoulder and getting the biggest dopamine kick from his scent.
❤️🔥This is tranquillity.
Ace sidesteps over to the fence to let me slide onto his back. We casually walk away from the herd, listening to the leaves fall gently to the ground while others crunch under hoof.
❤️🔥Deep inner calm.
Sitting on Ace, I can’t believe I almost said no.
I almost allowed guilt, shame, overwhelm and stress to keep me trapped, small, exhausted and defeated.
Good boy, Ace. As we finish our ride, a gentle, loving rub on his damp neck. Gratitude fills my heart as I see how far we’ve come.
Believing in myself. Connecting to my heart to know what I need. Trusting my soul to lead the way. Feeling more trust and connection to my horse than ever before.
With peace in my heart and a gentle smile on my face, I grasp that cool doorknob once more and know in my soul I made the right decision.
🙏It's my heart's prayer that everyone feels fulfilled and at ease with their time with horses, overcoming their struggles. If I can help, please let me know.
Now, Let's Rise Up & Ride ❤️🔥
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