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Horsing around

Last week i was offered a chance to go horse riding by a friend. now i have no aversion to riding, a lot of my friends are very horsey but its just not something i have ever really been into.

we used to do little hacks, led by others when i was younger on holiday but that was always a once a year kind of deal.

i have other friends these days who are into jumping and showing, but its all a little alien to me.

any who i digress, last Saturday we headed of to a local centre and it was time to ride!

now as a larger person i have been steering clear of this activity as i think it is a little unfair on the animal to carry such a load but after my Bootcamp experience i thought it might be a little less straining on the animal.

we had a little lesson first on walking, turning and even a little trot, and more importantly getting the horse to stop

i was given a gorgeous horse called Tickle to ride

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as you can see me and the horse had matching asses so i felt right at home

not saying that I’m suddenly going to join the jodhpurs wearing crew but i did enjoy it and may return for more

You know you’re a grown up when you admit you’re wrong

So last week I had to make a grown up decision. Nothing super major like a mortgage or getting married,  I’ve already done 1 1/2 of these things.
No it was another kind if grown up decision, to admit I was wrong.
So I’d finally managed to persuade my other half to get a puppy, don’t ask me how I’m still not sure!
And on a Friday vending a few weeks ago I went to see a gorgeous litter of Pug puppies, and fell in love with a little wrinkled bundle, paid my deposit and was looking forward to bringing him home.

Then the next day the breeder told me that all the pups were gone apart from 1, well for some reason my brain skipped ahead and said we’ll take him!

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Jump ahead a few weeks and it was pup day, we collected them both and brought them home. First few days were manic as I’m sure you can imagine.
As the next 2 weeks passed it didn’t get easier and I had a flashof a future with 2 larger dogs constantly fighting and training issues etc.  At that point I knew what I had to do.
I had to admit I was wrong, that I couldn’t handle a situation, that I had made a mistake.
So I did, I told my OH that I was having second thoughts and I didn’t think keeping 2 was the best. 
Luckily we had a chance to return one, they were going back to breeders for their second injections.  I  told her that when I collected on Friday I was only going to ge returning with 1. Luckily she was very understanding.
So friday I collected my one puppy and brought him home.
It’s still hard work but at least we can concentrate on loving and training one with everything we have.

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Stay tuned for future puppy and non puppy related news

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