Horses for courses (and business relationships)

I recently went on a weekend horse trek with the husbeast, thanks to the incredible #Mates4Mates... 2 days of roughing it, riding horses and completely falling in love with stopping to smell the <insert here roses, pollen, horse sh*t etc.> and being away from reality and battery operated things. 

Now, no one who knows me would, in their right mind, describe me as outdoorsy. This whole thing was so far out of my comfort zone, it wasn't funny. No electricity, no water, little privacy and no wine (eek!). Sweat, stank, dirt, flies and more dirt. Not gonna lie, there were a few times I was ready to pack it in, pack the car and pat the horses goodbye and I wished for realistic and totally indemnifying way to get out of the whole thing. But alas... 
Overall, I completely loved the weekend at Nash, the horses and the entire experience and I can't wait to do it all again - and maybe even take the kids... 
It's a pretty incredible thing that happens when you get over yourself and your need for control... and when you just slow the f*** down!

That's me & beautiful Charlie (Bear)

That's me & beautiful Charlie (Bear)

#SRSLY how beautiful is this horse??? The one on above, Charlie, was my chaperone on Sunday... I rode the big darling (alpha horse), George the previous day - who happens to share a name with my cocker spaniel - was such a BABE! Bless the old love got a sore back at around the halfway point on the first trail ride (nothing like giving a 600kg animal spinal issues for your body confidence!)... 
But all was forgiven... on the morning of Day 2, my old pal, George, faithfully came straight to me and hurried me up to put on his halter and lead him to food (I suspect he was more excited for the food than my company)... 
I miss him already *sniff*...