It has absolutely been a while since I've had the ability to write anything about by riding. However, that doesn't mean Jean-Luc and I have not had things to work on together! We have had a great end to our summer. From trail rides, practicing new skills, and more, we have really had a great time.
In work-life, I have been really pushed. I am have the best year ever teaching, but I am working very hard for it. I have 3 online classes I'm taking to be considered a fulfilled Special Education Teacher as of December. Needless to say this has made my spare time very limited. Also, I am writing 3000 word assignments every other day! It has made wanting to write for fun difficult. I am proud of where I'm at, though. Despite all the challenges thrown my way, I do feel like we've been rather successful.
In the horsey world I have also taken on a second horse project named Cody. To be clear, he isn't mine. He belongs to a friend that needs a rock solid trail buddy - a job I don't mind working on. He's a beautiful big brown quarter horse with a brain a tummy. This also means he can get himself into trouble because he's smart and lazy. I missed riding something i knew how to ride, though. Picking him up has just been a fun break for Jean-Luc and me!
Since this summer, and working on a few things - namely just being comfortable, I began to feel like Jean-Luc and I had finally hit a wall that I could not work around. You only know what you know, right? Well, things have moved in an interesting direction. Thanks to some friends, I have sought out the help of a trainer new the Canaan Valley area.
I could not be more excited about this (expensive for me) opportunity. I believe it is an investment in our growth, together. That said, this Wednesday is our first lesson and I'd be lying if I didn't say I was nervous. I mean, I don't think I'll be judged ... in a way that makes me feel bad about myself, but I am just nervous in general. I wonder what I've been doing wrong for years? What can she help me with? And most all, I'm nervous because in many ways, I'm not even sure where to start!?
Regardless, I'm looking forward to this next chapter in our lives. What will we learn? Who knows, but I'm thinking it's going to be fun.
My name is Chelsey.
Generator's Cuevo Gold, or as he's known around this barn, "Jean-Luc Ponycard", was foaled in 2004 from Generator's Hurricane & Cheyenne's Little Bit.
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