I have new neighbors. Well, I call them my neighbors because I’m new in the neighborhood at the farm. And no, I don’t live at the horse farm, but I would love it if I did! Everyone is so friendly at the barn. It’s amazing to me how people say hello and talk with you. Even the seasoned riders patiently explain when I ask about something or for help when I’m unsure. Not that my teacher isn’t there instructing me, but when I hang around for a little bit after my lesson just enjoying the peace within the barn, the atmosphere is so soothing!
It’s truly magical to me, this new adventure I’ve begun. New smells, new experiences, new people, and learning something new – how to ride, how to groom and how to understand those giant beasts of burden with the gentle loving eyes. It’s just lovely!
I can see how grooming is therapeutic for the horse and for me. It connects us in a spiritual way and it shows him that I care. I’m back with Charlie these days, having only ridden Sam once and Charlie numerous times now.
Chock full of new experiences, I am loving and living my dream of riding! Let me introduce you to some of the neighbors! For instance, at the gate, there’s Ely, who welcomes all who enter. He’s even been so bold as to try to get his nose in my car, looking for cookies (treats)! I keep forgetting to bring him a treat so I just pet his velvet nose and coo to him.
Ely’s got a new neighbor too. Mr. Chips who, like me, is a newcomer to the barn. He’s learning rapidly from Ely! What a cute pair!
Thanks for stopping by to meet the new neighbors in my life! I am so grateful for life’s new experiences. I hope you have a lovely Friday!