Yep. I missed Sydney's birthday. It was October 4th. Sydney was born in 2002 which means he turned 11 years old this weekend. He was born in the southern hemisphere which means he was born in the spring, just not our spring.
Celebrating Sydney's birthday a few days late didn't seem to offend him at all. I am certainly glad he didn't hold it against me. I think his gift will be a clinic wherein I learn to be a more balanced rider; I think he'll appreciate that.
Happy birthday, Sydney!