The endurance gala was wonderful yesterday!💃🏼✨ I got my 2000km prize and some pretty flowers because my team won the Swedish Team Championships 2017.🏆🌺
Today we drove back from Kristinehamn to Uppsala. 🚗💨
Yesterday’s makeup. I picked my favorite bronze and gold with glitter.
Mom won this in the raffle.🛍💦
We laughed a lot yesterday. One of the biggest laughs was because Mikaela and myself had picked an almost identical outfit!! 😂💃🏼 Me left, Mikaela right.
I made my wonderful family come take a picture with me. 👨🏻🌾💁🏼💁🏻♂️👩🏻
It was a long night so I was very sleepy this morning.
Once we got back, I took Arshaq for slow 8 km walk in the woods with Nipeta and my Mom.❄️🌿
I waited with getting in the saddle until we got off the road and gotten to the woods but Arshaq was acting very calm and well behaved.🏃🏼♀️🐎
Arshaq and I went first most of the time and it went great until we got to the dirtroad and planned to start trotting a little. The horses got very excited.😂 Nipeta was being a little bit of a bad influence. She bucked and wanted to canter and Arshaq said “ooooooh, cantering! What a fun idea!!”💓 It was easy to bring him back to a trot but after that, they were both acting very silly. 🏇🏼💨 We did our best to “Just keep swimming”. 🐠💦
Once we had turned back and were on our way home, I eventually decided to dismount and walk because both horses were getting nuttier and I was getting nervous about the road up ahead. Adam randomly called around that point so I asked him to “please come walk with us”, which he thankfully did.
I felt fine both when Arshaq was calm or being silly on the dirt road facing away from the big road. But the fear in me bubbled up very quickly when we had turned back and he started messing around again on the way home. All I could think about was “what if he gets spooked and runs out on the road in front of a car”.
I did not want to walk on the road, in the dark with a “ready to run” Arshaq and I felt like I was making him even more excited by getting worried myself. So my icecool boyfriend got to lead him home instead and I walked between them, Mom and Nipeta. 🙋🏻♂️🦁
Luckily, every car that passed us today was driving calmly. But my heart was still going crazy in my chest and I felt ready to both puke and cry.💓🙇🏼♀️ The level of anxiety I felt around cars right then is hard to imagine if you haven’t felt that sort of thing yourself. Just seeing headlights made me shake and the image of almost getting run over for the 10th time flashed in front of my eyes.
I almost care too much about my baby Arshaq but I don’t trust him 100% yet. It’s different from when I ride Shahina.
I am so happy Adam could come out and that he could take charge of things so that it all went fine on the walk home today. Baby was full of energy but once Adam came, everybody calmed down a lot and plenty of cars passed without incident.
On the last hundred meters I was feeling a little better so I got to lead Arshaq myself. Just so that I could feel that everything was alright and that we had taken a step forward and grown a little, not failed just because I felt scared.
Arshaq and Nipeta seemed pleased with our outing regardless.🍼🦁
On a happier note, I would also like to announce that @horsesneverlie won my Valentines Day contest in collaboration with @kehastsport .💛💋 Just let me know if you guys would like me to do a similar contest again!🦄💁🏼🛍🎊
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