From Endurance to Dressage
A feeling of having done wrong or failed in an obligation.
For such a tiny word, guilt sure packs a powerful punch, and I feel it right in the gut. I know there's no need to feel guilty for skipping my daily barn visit, but even so, the feeling is there. I know it is impossible to visit the barn 365 days a year, and RM is a very capable barn owner who will check on my boys very carefully in the afternoon as will L, our evening feeder. But still ... I feel as though I've done something wrong and I certainly feel as though I've failed my two lonely boys who are no doubt waiting patiently (or un-patiently in Speedy's case) at the gate wondering where on earth I am. How long will they stand there? Probably not very long. Will there be whinnies? No doubt a couple of plaintive ones from Speedy G. How will I be greeted upon my return? More than likely the same as always.
So, guilty feelings aside, skipping my barn visit means that ...
10/7/2011 11:58:55 am
The soak in the tub sounds worth it to me. How I would love to have a tub!!!
10/7/2011 12:43:54 pm
I do love a good soak on a cold evening. :0)
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About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
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