As it turned out to be me this time.
– My HUGE thanks to Julie and her brownies and coffee and her patience for listening to my overstuffed life induced anxiety suddenly pouring out on a visit to see how SHE was getting on. Blush.
Don’t bottle it up
Dreams or no dreams sometimes the best thing to do is admit there is something you can’t deal with – before the horse has to deal with it and you.
Then look around – what is the next thing you CAN do to get to where you want or need to be?
In my case stepping away from my horses and my muddy handling area just to see Julie’s three – and you know what? Just standing next to hers in the field hand feeding them really helped as the pressure went – they weren’t mine or my responsibility – I was just saying ‘Hello’ – Aroma Therapy or Scratch and Sniff? Not sure. BUT –
Serendipity struck me –
I was in the right place at the right time – we always are, we just don’t recognise it – now IS the time to take that action.
‘Student is ready teacher appears’ as they say.
Farrier due tomorrow and he is removing Bud’s remaining three shoes – which means I won’t worry that while they are in the silage grounds they will leave UXB’s for the tractor tyres – and also it will be a pressure off me – the weather is too rotten to do anything other than general day care and handling and this way I won’t be putting pressure on my self to rush out and ride before I feel he and I have some kind of connection.
By reaching out I found some peace and reassurance that stepping back was the right thing to do in order to move forward – and I enjoyed some great brownies too.