Yesterday was an off day for me riding wise. I mentioned in my last post that I have been watching a lot of the Olympics recently and as it is in Korea most of the coverage is overnight here. Which means that I have missed quite a bit of sleep over the past few weeks.
I am one of those people who need about eight hours sleep a night – although I’m not very good at making sure that I get that! I have therefore been suffering a bit from lack of sleep and yesterday I ended up not riding at all.
Sometimes that’s okay though. The ponies don’t care – as long as they are warm and fed they are perfectly happy. There are some days when it is important to take time to recover.
Not that I didn’t spend time with the ponies. I still had stables (and a sheep pen!) to muck out and a dog to exercise. She tried to be helpful too by carrying a whole section of hay across the yard. I was not impressed and neither were the ponies who exploded!
It was a beautiful day and I very much enjoyed my time outside. The time to rest definitely helped too and this morning I was back to business as usual.