Ah yes, tiny, baby (13 year old) me with my dear Izz and Shebsheb. Despite being a rather socially awkward and highly introverted teen (and I still am), I jumped on the chance to sleepover at the barn. I didn't know Sheb, Izz, or Miss S that well at the time, but they were kind, and it made for a fun night. We had pancakes in the morning after feeding the horses. and I tried blueberry syrup for the first time. Lee came early before lessons, and we helped her clean out her trailer a bit (that's how I got those rainbow clip on reins for me sidepull). In return, she let each of us hop on Fish for a bit. That was my first time ever closing my eyes on a horse. Shout out to good ol' Fisher for keeping me safe.
At the time, I was in love with my trainer's three year old, Bella. I spent some time with her that morning, just enjoying her presence, living up to the weird horse girl title.
|Belly Welly <3|
The rest of that Sunday was just your average lesson day. I used to help out during those, but, as they say, times changed. I do greatly appreciate the opportunity though. If every riding student could do that, the horse world we be a perfect place. The hands on experience is invaluable.