In the world of getting sober, 90 days is a big deal.
In many recovery programs, making it to 90 days is a landmark.
I got sober in New York City. In the fellowship I was a part of,
making it to 90 days was celebrated in different ways.
The group I belonged to had a unique tradition of doing a rose ceremony.
At the end of the month, anyone who had achieved 90 days sobriety that month was presented with a rose, marking that achievement.
I celebrated my 90 days with a giant hot fudge sundae, cause that's how I roll.
You're probably wondering what the heck any of this has to do with horses or riding.
I'm sharing this with you because I have decided to put Boca on a 90 day timeline.
I have done absolutely everything within my means to get him to a point where he is comfortable physically.
Now, he gets the chance to show me what he's made of. He needs to meet me halfway.
I figured that 90 days was a fair amount of time to begin to show progress. For us to start having fun again.
My 90 days timeframe ends August 31, 2015. I plan on keeping a training journal documenting every lunge and every ride between then and now. I'm going to be taking weekly lessons with a trainer that specializes in re-hab, conditioning, etc.
Not only does she ride, she trains and she also is a vet tech at one of the best equine hospitals in the region.
I'm giving Boca every opportunity to succeed in this career.
The stopwatch has been pressed.