Today I am grateful for:
Another short training shift at the library. I actually got to do more things that felt like real librarian work, and it felt quite natural.
Having a good riding lesson.
Coming home, and squeezing in a quick ride on my mare before dark. I cantered her around the pasture a few times, which is a triumph in two ways. One: I haven’t had a lot of confidence for the last couple of years, the fact that I had fun and wasn’t worried was a big deal. Two: this is the mare that foundered not this past winter, but the one before. I waited a long time before I rode her at all, and her old hoof is entirely replaced with new hoof now, and I finally felt like I could ride her a little more seriously.