It was my turn to help Rodrigo with the babies today. I was lunging Lady D in a corner of the ring when a ray of sun hit me just so, and something about it reminded me vividly of a day last summer when I was working at the Health Sciences Center, and Eric, Ian and I walked down to the $1-a-slice pizza place at lunch. That's it. Not in any way a significant memory, but it made me reflect on how much has changed since then. Every now and then I have to stop and realize that I'm in Buenos Aires, thousands of miles away from where I grew up. Who would have thought that I'd end up riding horses like Herodes and Boss, born and bred here, when I was born and bred a continent apart! It feels crazy and surreal at times. I'm pretty damn lucky!
Today wasn't too crazy, but since the forecast is calling for rain tomorrow (drat), the horses had to be given a good workout. While I helped Rodrigo in the morning, Alice, Katie and Martin rode the horses and then gave them a good lunging. Once I'd finished with Rodrigo I hopped on Puccini and Cor Lit and did the same, and repeated the scenario with Boss after lunch. It's getting hotter here and sadly I can see that one hell of a farmer's tan is in the works... and I avoided it so well at home!