Chai was sick at the beginning of the summer, so I wanted to give him time to recover from that. And then we missed a hoof trim, so his hooves were long and starting to chip. I didn't want to ride him like that because I didn't want him to injure his feet.
But last week the farrier came, and this evening was the first time in a long time I have had an evening free. It was so nice to get out there with him. It was relaxing. The weather was perfect.
Hopefully I can get out a few more times this year. He is really starting to show his age so I don't know how much longer he will be healthy enough to ride.