More and more lately, I've found my mind drifting to what it would be like to just have my own personal horse to ride. To be able to ride for pleasure whenever I want to; to not have a lesson to give or a horse to work. In some ways, I think I would have a void...in others, it would feel SO DAMNED GOOD! I wonder if I would still help certain people on a case-by-case basis, or if I would throw in the towel completely...for good.
On that note, I think this will be my last year training/giving lessons. I had made my resolution to ride my horse more. Maybe that resolution needs to morph into something bigger...something more permanent and satisfying. It would be an end of an era, but really...there isn't a single soul that I feel I would leave hanging, so to speak. Everyone can hold their own and finish their horse from here...or I can refer someone to them. The same holds true for my riding students. Although there are almost no stables in the area offering western riding lessons these days, my students would all be okay, too.
Now, I just need to find that elusive money tree so that I can make it happen. And, I need to find that tree before it's too late for me, or too late for CJ.