So yesterday I got up before the crack of dawn, hooked up my horse trailer, loaded Whit, and headed for the hills. I have been working pretty much non-stop, including a long, busy, delightful weekend in Atlanta at APF. By Monday I was exhausted…..tried to take the day off but then made the mistake of checking my email. I think the number was 146 by early afternoon.
I’m not complaining, mind you. 146 emails awaiting some kind of response means that business is very good. But I also know I need to take my own advice and “take a nap.” One of the things I tell the students on graduation day. So important. I needed a serious nap.
So for me “taking a nap” meant a leisurely ride around the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC atop my beloved Paso Fino named Whit.
It was hours before Whit and I saw another human being. It was almost as if we had the entire Biltmore paradise to ourselves….almost as if it belonged to us. I felt like maiden of the manor, out riding the grounds checking to be sure all was well. It was a nice feeling.
The weather was mild, the French Broad River calm and refreshing, and the solitude a healing balm for the mind. It was an amazing ride!
So I’m back today. Refreshed and ready to tackle the tasks at hand.
I just wanted to share some photos of the Biltmore Mansion and surrounding landscape as well as some photos I took recently of my horse. I hope you enjoy!