The weather did not cooperate this weekend for a ride and yesterday was not much better. I did get a short ride in last night with no spooks despite the wind/rain. Unfortunately, T was off again, so we did a shorter ride and mostly walked with a little bit of canter to let him stretch.
BUT, since I got to spend some time with him unmounted and we eventually had the barn to ourselves I learned that Tyco ABSOLUTELY ADORES the resident barn cat. I know, I know…pics or it didn’t happen but omfg it was the most adorable thing!!! The cat was obviously in the arena to instruct us in the art of dressage, but then after our “lesson” I coaxed him over with the promise of some attention. Tyco has, of course, seen the cat before and I had every indication that he would be friendly so I let them get to know each other. Tyco was so gentle and very interested in sniffing the cat and slowly following him around.
After I untacked and curried, we had like a solid five minute cuddle huddle where I held the cat as he purred and purred and Tyco snuffled us both all over and gently lipped both of our faces. It was a Disney movie.
I don’t have any pets right now because of my nutty work life so forgive my eye-roll worthy gushing- I just have to get my weekly fix, okay! Does your horse have an animal friend?
I will ride again on Thursday, hopefully he is sound and we can get in a good workout!
His owner is having his joint injected next Wednesday so I’m hoping he feels more comfortable in a couple of weeks.