A very slow moving day at the barn yesterday. Fred and Lance were on the treadmill (Lance need a second go round on the treadmill later in the afternoon; just to work the kinks out totally 🙂 ) and William had a great stretchy lunge in the round pen. They all were moving very slowly, still on recovery mode from the long trip south. Today will be a riding day, very short rides for each but enough to get them back to focusing on Lindsey and ready for riding lessons with Shannon tomorrow.
I really can’t tell you how excited Lindsey and I are to ride with Shannon Peters tomorrow. I’ll have to let the whole thing integrate a bit before I can put words to feelings and experiences. More to come soon…I promise.
After a very lazy morning at the barn (treadmill, lunging, thumper massage for the horses), Lindsey and I hit the Pilates studio and we worked a Reformer class. It was a great class and Lindsey was very appreciative of the workout after sitting in the truck for 3 days. (Lindsey had an encounter with an icy ramp on the trailer in Idaho Falls and is still in recover mode. Ice, massage and gentle movement are helping.)
The afternoon was to be a beach encounter for sure!!!
While we were at the barn in the morning, Ivars and Peter put 50kms or so on the bikes, Barb and Curtis experienced the wonders of the new Whole Foods grocery store (wow!!!!) and then we all met back at the cottage for mega walks on the beach. Sooo lovely.
As the afternoon was ending, Lindsey and I headed back to the barn to finish with the horses. Lance went back on the treadmill for a short stint, we fed them and put their blankets back on them for the night.
Then we made our way home to enjoy the sunset and a wonderful dinner at the house. Yumm.
Ivars is flying home today. 😦 😦 I will always struggle to adapt to the separation we have to put into the schedule to make these big, wonderous plans work out and run smoothly. Thank goodness for Skype and a fast WIFI at the cottage.
So…Ivars and I off the airport (first a quick detour to Pannikin for Sunday morning orange buns!!!) then Lindsey and I will be out to the barn for the morning. Peter will be on his bike this morning and Barb and Curtis are heading to the beach for walk in the sand at low tide.
This is going to be an amazing day…I am so thankful.