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I always find myself back here

18 Jul

So many things going on lately, I’ve been too busy to ride for a few weeks.  Being busy has been a wonderful thing except for the fact that I couldn’t squeeze in some barn time.  I can’t go too long without getting out to the barn and no matter what, I always find myself back here.

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Somewhere only we know

12 Jan

Lately I’ve been busier than I could even explain.  It’s a great thing but I always need to make the time for getting out to the barn because it’s a place that I feel like only me and Spot can appreciate in the moment.  I absolutely adore him.  I find that on weekends when the sun is out, I love taking him on adventures out of the regular indoor arena that we ride in on dark week nights because it’s lit.  He loves every bit of the attention and he works so hard in every training session we have.  I know it may sound cheesy but it’s really true what people say, there is nothing like the bond between a girl and her horse 🙂  Being at the barn brings my sanity and calm attitude back.  Right before I was about the leave the sun started setting and I snapped some more photos of my haven.  What’s yours??

 

This is my kind of love

17 Dec

Spotty and I have been spending more time together and it’s amazing how caring animals can be.  I am really starting to love this guy 🙂

It had been too long

4 Nov

It’d been about three weeks since I’d been able to get out to the barn to ride and I’d really been missing it.  Even with the storm coming in, somehow I still think it’s one of the most beautiful places.

The clouds were moving somewhat fast in this :30s exposure.

Happy Friday!  Enjoy a great weekend 🙂

My Saturday ride

18 Sep

I hadn’t been to the barn in about two weeks with all the wedding festivities so yesterday was my first day back and wow did it feel good to get back in the saddle.  I’m feeling the soreness today though.  You forget how many muscles you use riding (even though many who do NOT ride, beg to differ).  Today my back, shoulders, thighs and more are feeling the burn.  Above is a mare from my barn who I rode yesterday.  I took her out on the trail first to just get out of the arena.  If you ride dressage you know how much time you spend in a dressage court and how nice it can be to get out sometimes.  I’m spending today lounging and recovering but I’ll be back in the saddle on Tuesday 🙂  I’ll try to take some more photos then of the horses.  They are the most beautiful animal, I just can’t get enough.

Another Friday night at the barn

22 Aug

This past Friday evening was spent out with the horses again.  It’s so peaceful out there all animals are out enjoying the beautiful evening weather.  Here’s a few photos.

Deer as usual, un-phased, by the passers by.

  The gate to my sanctuary : )

Riding off into the sunset?

15 Aug

People use the expression “riding off into the sunset” like it’s not a possibility but my Friday night at the barn was no ordinary ride.  Since I work all day, during the winter I never get to ride outside because the sun is already down by the time I get out to the barn.  Friday night however, the sun was still out when I got to the barn so I tacked up and headed down to our outdoor arena.  The sun started to set and I had to snap a photo because the sunset was so beautiful.  Here’s the photo that I got.

It was one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.  All animals were out enjoying the nice night.