A small brag...Anyone else watch their horse give a lesson and get chills?
Tonight I watched my 10yr Arab/QH gelding be ridden by a (competent) 12yr old in a jump lesson, and I couldn't have been more proud. He was a complete saint in all aspects and totally took care of her over the fences.
I kept thinking back to the first time I looked at him, all gangly and chubby in his 2yr old glory, and how proud I am that I started and trained him myself. I'm also SO thrilled with the progress we have made in the past few months, and how that training has sunk in to the level that another rider can get on and put him together. I'm amazed at how his movement has changed and improved, and how his jumping is almost completely opposite of how it was earlier this year.
:) Thanks for reading. I almost had tears in my eyes watching, and it was just an amazing feeling. Please share your similar stories!!