"You can learn a lot from becoming discombobulated." - Next Door Neighbor
Tell me about it! Every plan I had this week was foiled in one way or another ~ through false promises, high winds, double bookings...
We made a valiant attempt to do Friday Afternoon (hiking) Club on Wednesday. But we sought out a new trail on the advice of someone who is clearly in good athletic condition.
Listen to me, now, because this is very important.If you need a new hiking trail ask a fat person. They'll be looking out for you every step of the way.
Never ask an athlete. [I don't know what we were thinking!] Athletes will send you to the steepest trail imaginable just to meddle with your self-esteem. Once we saw this new, steep trail, we bagged the whole idea and went for a long lunch.
That lunch was running neck and neck as highlight to my weird week. That is, until I discovered what the horses do on Thursday afternoons.
My riding lesson, like everything else, was rescheduled again and again and again. Until finally I just decided to drive down there to see if Tina would show me some love.
The place was pretty much abandoned. As we warmed up in the arena, J turned on some music. That theme from the Rocky movie. Full blast. Instantly the horses broke into a canter, joyfully galloping to the beat of that song. Then, we trotted to Abba [Dancing Queen!] Next up, Sister Sledge.
I didn't know horses love music! Admittedly they have terrible taste in music but still ~ how cool is that!?
I had no idea what I was doing but horse, Tina, didn't exactly need my guidance. She's big into the boogie. Who knew disco dancing would finally be our breakthrough?
* Yeah, yeah. I'm sure we looked utterly ridiculous but who cares? If you'd like to see how this is done by a pro, watch this amazing video. At the end, when he hugs her? I usually cry. [Tears of joy.]