First thing this morning, I received message – “Do you have time to ride today?”
The answer was a conditional yes – ie horses checked and fed first.
I felt like Klængur and I hadn’t been out for blast for ages. I had almost forgotten how to tack him up!
Luckily I remembered and even more luckily, Klængur was thrilled to be out and about.
In this photo, I am finding the carrot-for-standing-still-while-I-get-on-and-then-attach-my-air-jacket. Klængur is such a good boy. He stands like a rock for a motivational carrot.
We waited while my riding companion, Peter, mounted his own Icelandic horse.
And then off we went.
Lovely, lovely, lovely. Utterly perfect. Klængur and I had a good clean tölt of varying speeds as well as lots of Icelandic horse willingness.
Klængur and I came home with huge smiles on our faces – equine and hooman. Perfect. I had forgotten I like riding my horse. Winter has taken over my life far too much.