Thursday I went and had a reflexology treatment done. It seemed to do wonders, I had no headache the rest of the day and my back felt better. Ditto for Friday.
I was going to wait until Saturday to try going for a ride but Friday as I was walking past the pens Voodoo left his hay and watched me. (Pie had fed breakfast)
When I went to walk back to the house he followed me as far as he could and then he called. I went over and gave him some scritches and told him I would be right back... then I hustled to the house to grab boots and tell Pie I was going for a quick ride.
I caught Voodoo, tied him up brushed, saddled and went to bridle him. He practically bridled himself! When I lifted the h,eadstall he thrust his nose in and grabbed at the bit. Wow somebody sure seemed eager to get out. Kinda made me a bit nervous, wondering if he was going to act a bit goofy.
I led him past the house to the barrel patch, the actual arena being too muddy to use. He looked around at the stuff going on, Pie & Ben where putting together our gazebo, but stood nicely as I tightened his cinch and got on.
He was AWESOME! Sure he had his little moments making sure I was paying attention, but no outright acting out. Everything was great until we stopped from a lope. And. He. Stopped. Hard. That little move was just a wee bit too much for my back. We finished with some walking and sidepassing and then it was out to the pasture for a few hours as a reward.
Have to say it felt GREAT to be back in the saddle :)