I tried to go to the barn on Saturday, but after grocery shopping, I found that I was so exhausted that I needed another two-hour nap. On Sunday morning, I exerted zero energy as I waited for the day to warm up. I wanted to make sure that I could get to the barn.
It's amazing how such an old routine can feel brand new when you've been away for a while. My smile got bigger and bigger as I trod that familiar path. After doing an abbreviated version of my stretch routine, I climbed aboard. After nearly three weeks out of the saddle, I felt a bit wobbly up there and was doubly glad I hadn't opted to ride the big brown horse!
Speedy was quite game for the work. As we crossed the diagonal, he automatically offered a small lengthening. I giggled the whole way. We finished off the ride with a rein-back. Since he did it so nicely, I patted his neck and got off.
Speedy will need a few weeks to get back into fighting trim, but since I am still not 100% either, we can get there together. Oh, and when I got home, I took yet another two-hour nap!