I have thoughts in my head about all kinds of things I could do, or should do with Ben. They range from being part of a riding club, taking lessons, trying out this or that technique or idea through to reading some of the many books I like to acquire.
All the time I wish for more time, better weather, more energy, more time and even more time.
I need none of these. And I clutter my mind wishing for them.
What I need is what I have: a cob and a pony waiting for me in the paddock. Or maybe not waiting for me: just there. When I have time, they are glad to see me. When I don’t, they don’t seem to complain. They do not need technique, activities, teaching or ideas. They need me when I can come, to be present with an uncluttered mind, there for them. And we can take it from there.