I get excited about the little things with Smokey.
Tomorrow, an old equestrian team friend of mine is coming to visit me and him and I’m kind of weirdly excited to show him off. As a lifelong, horse-obsessed weirdo, I don’t have a lot of friends who share the same bond. I talk incessantly with my horse friends about nothing but horses, but I’m sure even they are annoyed by my blatherings about the newest BLM online adoption (By the way, there are new horses up here. I’ve already picked out my top three. Hint: there’s a blue roan!) . So not only am I in a niche hobby (horses), but I’m in a niche part of the hobby (western riding), and to top it off, I’m a fan of a niche breed (mustangs).
I didn’t really have a “home barn” for a very long time and am just settling into my routine at the new place with Smokes. Everyone has been super friendly, but we all know it takes time to get to be part of the crowd. Plus, my schedule is far from “normal” at this barn. So basically, what I’m saying is, I’m finally happy to not be forcing someone to come out and see Smokey, who is a huge part of my life and one that I don’t get to frequently drivel on and on about like I want to. Hell, she even ASKED to come see him.
I just hope he’s not a giant turd like he likes to be when people come to visit. I’ll probably get bucked off or something. Knock on wood for me.
In other news, the saddle that I took to the saddle shop should be ready to come home all fancy and new sometime in the next week or so! I’m so excited to see how it turned out. It’s basically not even going to look like the same saddle – it’s getting a new suede seat, new fenders and stirrups and new silver. And it’s black! I think it’ll look fantastically adorable on my little gray pony. Now I just need ot teach him to wear it…