Have I not introduced you to him?! This is my boy. Well, my other boy. 😉
This is “Tuffy.”
I’ve had him since I was 15 years old. Actually, that’s not completely true… We sold him after I graduated high school, but the family that bought him eventually gave him back to us three years later because their daughter wasn’t riding him regularly. I was SO excited to find out we were getting him back! He is my “goober” and my “bubby” and I love him to pieces…
Horseback riding is a huge part of my childhood. While I had friends who played soccer and volleyball in grade school, I was busy going to my trainer’s place to ride Tuffy. I also treated him like my personal life-size Breyer horse, making sure he looked pretty on a daily basis. I never understood people who were afraid of horses… They can be the sweetest animals on the planet. Tuffy especially… Look at those eyes! He’s just a big doll-baby!
I’ve been trying especially hard to get back to my roots the last few weeks, spending time in all the passions that God has blessed me with… Playing my guitar, spending time with friends, talking about theology (yes, I love to talk theology!), and of course, horseback riding… Tuffy is getting up in age so I can’t ride him the way I used to, which was super competitive. But just being around him has been enough.
Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the computer and just rest. Which I plan on doing fully tomorrow, as I have committed myself to actually enjoying the Sabbath. This is a lot harder to do than you might imagine, but trust me… It’s necessary.
Have a great weekend! 😀