|Chino on the day of our "last ride," August 28, 2016|
At the time I started riding him, Chino was in a complicated ownership situation. Eventually, he was offered up for sale, and since he's a solid, uncomplicated ride, he sold quickly. For whatever reason, it didn't stick. He was back on market within six months, and then last year, he was offered for sale again. His original owner (not the one who owned him when I rode him) swooped in and brought him back to Kenlyn. I was delighted.
I've spent the last year loving on him in the field, but I didn't expect to ride him again. I figured that ship had sailed, plus I have plenty of other horses to ride.
Last month I borrowed Chino first for Lilie...
and then for James.
I'm not going to lie: I got a little bit jealous watching them ride him.
One thing led to another and this week it's my turn.
Today I rode Chino for the first time in almost three years.
We went out with Karen and Thunder.
It was an uneventful ride, but I can't tell you how happy it made me to look through his cute little ears.
I was a little worried that he wouldn't measure up to my memories, but he's the same solid, uncomplicated, fun ride he used to be.
Such a good boy!
I don't think this will be a regular thing, but I am so happy and grateful that I got a chance to ride Chino again. What a good day!