Life: Jobtime and Barntime. The vortex that consumed more than two years!

So, it’s been forever since I jotted down what Carter and I have been doing.

First, I started a new job… and after two years got a fabulous offer for another one, so here I am two jobs into the last blog! (Yikes)

Second, with all that job hopping (haha) I’ve found that I have time for two things. Jobtime and Barntime. There’s been little time for anything else – including anything resembling a non-horsey life or non-workaholic life. Now that I’ve written it, I am wondering if it was the best use of my time.

Third, Carter has had some time to build strength after a silly incident where I thought it was wise to give him a full two weeks off to be a horse.  I didn’t realize that would result in more time off to heal, build, and strengthen – for Carter. That time off wasn’t quite the same path for me – it was more like where’s my independent seat gone, now I’m missing my transition cues, and wait? I can canter? So here we are, nearly two decades later – okay not really but it feels like it.

Actually, we’re six years since the day I said “hello” to my best bud, heart horse, and sweetest TB buckskin I know. That alone makes me pause. Six years. Has it already been six years?! We’ve come so far and done so many things that I never thought possible since that day in 2011. Wow! Now we’re back and strong, healthy and on our path to securing our Bronze medal in the upcoming show season! Cool? Right!? I’m also settled in my new job and have found time to center myself, again, so hopefully there won’t be a two year plus hiatus between this and my next blog.

So, hello, again those who are reading this. I’m glad to be back among the bloggers and am looking forward to sharing our trials and tribulations and of course successes! Here’s a sneak peek into what’s coming up: lead changes – Wow… lead changes! Fourth level work. A Pas De Deux. Carter’s perspective on being nine and a dressage prince. And, some product reviews mixed in.

I’m glad to be back. Carter’s glad to be back.

Until next time.

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