So I have had a pretty busy week this week. Nothing bad, just lots of stuff going on. I feel like I have not have 10 minutes to myself to just sit down and be still since last weekend! Last night I was starting to get tired. I have been having so much fun that I have hardly had any time to sleep! By the time I left work yesterday I felt like a total zombie. I needed a break from my hectic schedule, but I had not yet seen Gen. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to see him today so I sat in my car in the parking lot trying to talk myself in to going to the barn. It was one of the very few times in the years that I have had a horse where I felt like it was a chore. I pouted to myself about how I HAD to go to the barn since I wasn’t going to go tomorrow and so I sighed, started up the car and headed off for what felt like a chore.
As soon as I got to the barn the husband owner was walking out of it. He took one look at me and started laughing. Dirty aparently did not accuratly begin to describle how much of a mud ball Gen was. I walked to Gen’s stall and sure enough I saw a Chestnut with a big blaze staring back at me. I started to laugh to because he had rolled so hard so many times that even the backs of his ears were dirty! Really Gen, Really? He looked so proud of himself that I couldn’t help but find him absolutly adorable!
I grabbed my brushed and set to work. I decided to groom him in his stall so Gen sat there eating his hay ignoring me while I tried to find the gray horse hiding under all of that mud. As I stood there working I got such a sense of being at peace. Yes, I was still tired, but i was also so happy to just be there. I felt any stress I had melting away and instead I felt this amazing inner calm that I only get by being with my horse. As I stood there cleaning my horse as the sky went from inky blue to black I thought about how lucky I am. How many people get such an amazing way to break up their day? Going to the barn went from feeling like a chore to one of those moments that I know I will always Cherish in about 5 minutes flat.