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I finally made it out to the barn today, which definitely brightened my week.  I share a  car with my parents so my time was limited but I wanted to make the most of it.

When I got out to the barn Achates was covered in with 5 days worth of mud, poop and other unmentionables.  I could have cared less, as soon as I got him inside I gave him a huge hug, and I could tell he was just as happy.  I decided to just clean him up a bit and make him look like an actual horse instead of a wildebeest.

Yes, I would have preferred to ride but I had just as much fun brushing him off.  Achates was sassy as ever propping up one of his legs and arching his neck, begging for treats.  I loved every minute of it and I was struck by the transformation he has gone through since we’ve been together.  Before he couldn’t stand to be brushed or fussed over and now he was reveling in it.  I was more than happy to give him the attention he deserved.

Achates making his treat face

Tomorrow I’ll finally get to ride and while I’m completely ecstatic about it I’m happy that I had a day to reconnect with my horse without the pressures of training.  I think sometimes it’s all to easy for me to get caught up in the results of where I’m going so having a day like this was a pleasant relief.  I just got to be a girl with her horse, without a care in the world, and I loved every second of it.

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