I was able to ride again six weeks after the little guy was born. When I say ride, what I really mean is plod around the field trying not to fall off LOL! My core muscles were pretty much non existent.
|First ride post baby!|
|This was the BEST December in Maine, ever!|
|Oh, hello baby!|
I used to feel such a need to show and prove myself. I think it was because I was so unhappy with my (personal) life that I needed validation in other ways. Some people drink excessively, some people cheat on their spouses, but I hit the show ring LOL!! I guess there are worse things. I do want to show, but I don't feel that deep need to be gone every single weekend and earn lots of ribbons to make myself feel better about my life. That's a GOOD thing. I still have a fierce competitive streak, but it's different now. And I also want to balance my horse show time with my husband's fairs. He enjoys pulling his cattle as much as I love to show, so we will find a good mix of venues and dates that ensures we both get to do what we love.
In the meantime, I will keep obsessively writing down show dates and dreaming about warm early spring days to start getting all of us back into shape! :-)