Thursday, September 13, 2018

Gold, Platinum, and A Diamond

A few weekends ago, my sister and nephew T accompanied me on a quick barn visit after work. We couldn't stay out too late since the little guy has an early bedtime but my sister really wanted him to see the horses.


Quest was definitely curious but so gentle with T, letting him close the distance between them. Even when he nearly jabbed her in the eye with an excited outstretched hand, she did nothing more than move her head away.

Because of the time crunch, I opted to tack up and hop on Quest right in pasture. Despite the time between our rides, mareface was totally at ease so much so that my sister handed her kid to me and I took him on a short walk around the pasture. My nephew was fearless and loved the higher vantage point haha


Quest never put a foot out of line the entire time and listened so well. This mare is seriously worth her weight in gold <3


As for those big life updates....! I got engaged :)


W proposed this past weekend and my entire family was in on the surprise. I knew it was happening sometime but the specifics I wasn't as sure about haha

I've chatted with enough fellow equestrian ladies to know how important it is to have an SO who is actually on board with our lifestyle choice. I've seen the other side of that and if you ask me, any person who forces the love of his/her life to make that kind of choice isn't worth it.

Ever.

I feel very lucky that W gets that Quest means a lot to me. And even though he doesn't ride (...yet lol), he has been very supportive of my distance riding goals which is something I'm immensely grateful for. The next few months are going to be chaotic with wedding planning and other big life things and undoubtedly things will get stressful and overwhelming. But I'm looking forward to it. I'm simply glad and blessed to have a good mare and a good man at my side through it all.

6 comments:

  1. how sweet, and congrats! I think planning a wedding will make packing for an endurance ride seem so easy. I agree with the SO knowing how important this "horse thing" really is, and glad yours is up for the challenge!

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  2. Congratulations on your engagement!!! :D Your ring is gorgeous (and W sounds like a such a keeper for being supportive of your horse habit). <3

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  3. Congratulations! And yes, having an s.o. that "gets it" even if they don't ride is important.

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  4. Love that Quest was so sweet with your nephew! Congratulations on the engagement!!!

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