The first full week of classes is done and I don't know of anyone on campus who isn't glad it is the weekend. The first few weeks of school always seem to be the hardest. I guess it is since everyone is still wishing they had just a little bit left of summer, or that they could be back at school just for the social part of college and skip the whole academic part. That, however, is not possible. So everyone is waking up earlier, way earlier, then they want to be and trying to remember how to solve that Pre-Cal equation they had in Dr. Price's class last semester, the one they were sure they would never need to know how to do, because apparently you need to know how to do it in Calculus too. Brains hurt from studying and some people are convinced that they are suffering from such a lack of sleep that they won't wake up for the whole next week.
It isn't just Judson students that are having a hard time getting back into the working mind set though, it is the horses too. It was easy to tell that some of the horses were not very happy to be back to school working. When the time came to walk up to the riding arena for class I felt as though I was going to have to drag my horse all the way there. After taking the horses to the arena and working them for four days, however, it was noticeable that the horses were beginning to learn the routine and beginning to stop fighting the fact that they were going to have to work. Just like the horses are settling down for another year of "school", it won't be long until we have learned our routine and everything will settle down for us too. Of course things will still be crazy and busy, we will just have adjusted back to the way of college life at Judson