Chloe, Lunging and Feeling Really Good



We’re going away for a few days, but I wanted to get some time in with Chloe before we went.  I didn’t want to lose my momentum.  Yesterday I got a lunge line and this morning, for the first time by myself, I lunged Chloe.  I never thought it would go as well as it did.  I was sure she wouldn’t move for me, that she’d just stand there.    But thinking that it might now work didn’t make me feel defeated, it just made me think we’d have to work at it.  While I brushed and tacked her I replayed images in my mind of when Eli was here, lunging Chloe.   As soon as we got into the field, she knew what to do. She seemed to be enjoying it as much as I was.The biggest problem I had was getting her to walk.   When we were done,  I rode her a bit, doing what Eli taught me.  And now,  I am feeling good.  I mean really good.

There have been so many times since I got Chloe when I’ve asked myself why?  Why do I need/want a horse.  But right now I know why.  Although it’s not something I can put into words at the moment, it’s about how I’m feeling.  My elation borders manic.  I know we’ll have our ups and downs, but if I can feel so good about myself and her and our relationship now, I know it will only grow stronger and deeper.

5 thoughts on “Chloe, Lunging and Feeling Really Good

  1. Maria, I am so excited for you. My life with horses were the greatest times of my life. I am no longer able to have my own horse. I miss it dearly and live vicariously thru others enjoying what I cherished. There is such intensity of emotion riding horses. The freedom of a soul and being one with that animal is an amazing blessing. Best wishes to you and Chloe, Always Betty Bennett

  2. It’s amazing how working with horses, particularly your own horse, can help you work through your fears. Even fears that have absolutely nothing to do with horses! There’s just something about horses that makes people face their fears and often conquer them. I had the same experience with my horses….. Great post!

  3. Dear Maria, These posts about your journey thru fear, with Chloe as the catalyst, have been amazing! It is a real privilege to read about it and learn so much!! I have never taken the time to be interested in horses until you began sharing your adventures with Chloe. Annie

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