This week I had the most wonderful hack on Cookster. He was completely calm and relaxed and it was a fantastic feeling to be riding him.
Walking back down the hill I became very conscious of how relaxed I was feeling myself. I was also weirdly aware of my own breathing and how much it had slowed down. It felt like a form of meditation and it was pretty amazing.
Galahad was not quite so relaxing but still very good. We actually made use of the saddlebags to deliver a parcel which was fun. It was heavier than the newspaper we carried up before and the bag did flap a little bit but Galahad didn’t react at all. Hurrah! Galahad was paid in apples and I had a cup of tea – Galahad got to visit a strange stable whilst I drank it.
Our ride home was a bit more eventful. There was something (goodness knows what) scary in the field so naturally we had to have a bit of a spook and a canter. He slowed down when I asked though which is a good sign.
It was a lovely morning and I definitely felt the benefit of riding that day.