Unintentional Hiatus

It’s been a quiet month around here, folks. Coming off of Zone Finals, I figured we would scale back to have a week or two of light work before ramping up for our new season.

Best laid plans, and all that.

First, I went to Florida with the gang. Which was awesome.

Aw Manfriend real cute

Then I went home to Rhody for 9 days with Manfriend. Which was also awesome.

I baptized my sweet niece which means I get complete dibs on her as my minion for shenanigans at all future family gatherings.

Then I had my friend’s wedding up in Jersey. Which was gorgeous and awesome.

College roomies UNITE 

Then Manfriend and I decided to head into NYC to visit friends while we were in the area. Which continued to be awesome.

100% sure he was singing along to the guy playing the accordion by listing different types of pasta

Then the cold I had been battling for a few days turned into a full-on illness that laid me out for a while longer. Way less awesome. (No pictures of this because I am a marsh creature at the moment)

So for one reason or another, Frankie has jumped approximately 2 times in the last month, and I’ve only ridden him myself a handful of times. He is currently super duper fuzzy- WE LEGIT JUST CLIPPED YOU DUDE- and he’s got a definite Dad-bod going at the moment. My favorite barn rat has been keeping him working and happy and clean (tho he still smells like pee, not her fault, he’s just disgusting) while I’ve  been traveling, but it’s been one of the lightest workloads he’s had since I brought him home.

While definitely not intentional, I think this may be a blessing in disguise. While we will certainly have to work a little harder to get in shape before our show season kicks off in January, a little physical and mental break for both of us is something we rarely do. I’m hoping it’ll help us attack our training program with renewed freshness and energy.

There’s at least one more disruption in our schedule for Christmas, but I’m excited to get back into a program with the Smelly Beast and get ready for 2018!