It has been over a month since I have really been riding my boy. The covered arena in less than 20 minutes from my house but I just have not been able to really commit to hauling out on a regular basis! When I get home from work, I just plain do not have to energy to load up (in the dark; in the rain) and haul Varro to an arena and then haul him home. This has been a really great move for all of us AND it has been hard on us too. I miss having a wonderful arena with really nice footing right outside my front door. I miss having miles and miles of dirt roads to use as my personal network of trails. I DO NOT miss the wind, blazing hot weather and sand storms. I love the green here. I love the people here and I love my job. With the Holiday Season quickly approaching, I have decided to just let go of my quest to ride regularly and hold out till the new year.
I am making a list of "must haves" for house shopping when we are ready to purchase property out here! Number one on the list is a barn, number two is a covered arena!