Two weeks ago Tom and I were finally able to go on a ride together in the hay fields. I took Finesse and he rode Dandee, one of my trainer's lesson horses. Tom and Dandee got on fabulously, and it was wonderful to get Tom in the saddle and share with him what I love most. We chose to go out around sunset. As we reached the top of one of the hills, Tom pulled out a ring and proposed! I was stunned--but not so stunned that I could say yes!
He couldn't have planned it better. Tom has known me since I was a horse-crazy 13 year-old, so he's always known that horses and I are a package deal. It fills me with such warmth and makes me feel so blessed to know that he's embraced that part of my life so completely. He's been nothing but supportive since I bought Finesse...and he doesn't look so bad in the saddle himself
He and I are both thrilled to be taking this next step forward in our lives together. I'm excited to start planning the wedding and am looking forward to enjoying this part of the journey