Will I ride again?
This has been a worry all year. Two injuries have prevented the fitness work I wanted to do on myself and with that came depression about the situation with my Mum’s poor health and the fact we have had NHS staff in every day.
I made the effort to get horses in and Roger came up and did teeth and vacs etc and Dan stuck a set of shoes on Rufus. I felt it was all very ‘last time-ish’ and last chance. It is no fun being 53 and unfit – but it could be worse so I have kept going with what I can do and not what I can’t deal with.
Parelli had a few blips with their web site which was unnerving when I needed some inspiration so I felt alone all around. They are now back up and running – if without the library I use a lot 🙂
The Plantar Fascitis and the left hand soft tissue injury have limited the rope work with the horses and the walking out but I have been out with Rufe and yesterday I sat on him for the first time in 18 months. It felt grim and it was very hard not to get off and run away a – literally it was too hard – so I had to stay up there for a while till the ‘I am old and fat and feel stupid’ feeling went and he and I went for a short ride around the farm fields LOL 🙂