So it has not rained here for WEEKS. Weeks! So guess what is was doing at 4pm today (right when my lesson was supposed to happen)? It RAINED! Considering how naughty my boy has been in the heat we figured that colder and rainy was not the time to get on with the intention of deciding whether or not to re-retire him. I am leaning towards just making him a pasture pet again. Why? Because while I was getting dressed for my lesson I actually had the thought to get clean undies on in case the EMTs had to cut anything away. That is NOT the right attitude to have about riding your horse! Both my trainer and the barn owner have asked me to not make any decisions yet.
I know I could fix the naughty if I could ride ride Gen. With the medical restriction I can only walk. I just don’t know if I can figure out his brain with only being able to walk. It does not help that Gen has been in a totally bad mood for days now (including breaking a fence post). The barn owner thinks he is just mad at me because I am mad at him for being such a smuck when I ride him. He has been snuggling with her as of late since he is not getting his hour long admiration session with me as of late. Yet another reason I am thinking this riding thing is not going to work out.
I promised I would not jump to any conclusions so I wont. Time will tell. But I do think the fact that it has not rained for weeks only to rain for the hour of my lesson speaks volumes!