SH, I'm so happy to read there's a horse in your life again, even if a step removed. :-)
My update: for those of you who don't follow the blog, Encore was kicked in the leg by BO's horse on Saturday morning. It was completely avoidable, I was furious, but what can you do except care for it? Emergency vet visit and all (I didn't remember he had insurance until about 14 hours later). I took him back today for radiographs to make sure there were no cracks or breaks hiding in there if he got the full force of a shod hoof.
Pics are on the blog, he got hit mid-cannon and the shoe sliced a pocket through his flesh. He's on a 2nd course of antibiotics just to be extra careful. Because OF COURSE, we were supposed to move up to Novice at a HT next weekend. We might make it, but I'm being very conservative. We'll go down, but we may just ride the world's most expensive dressage test if I'm not comfortable with how things look.
I'm juggling about 27 things right now -- BO has pretty much forced my friends and I out, so I have to move farms. I found one where I like the vibe and I can make do for a while, it's a little farther away and the pastures are crappy, but the owners seem good and professional and all the horses are well cared for and feet attended to, even though it's by a farrier I don't like. I finally successfully bribed my farrier today to come out there and keep doing my horses and I get to keep my awesome vets.
It's field season and technician season and everything else season, so I'm tired and busy and tired. I miss chat, but never really get a chance in the office anymore, probably until fall. My knee seems to have stabilized and we've come to an agreement of how far I can push it and the back injections are still working 95% of the time, so at least I am mobile again. I miss you guys a lot, but it's been a pretty hard winter/spring (and I thought last year was bad!) so I'm kind of in a cave/bubble right now, I only come out for the blog and the horses really. But there are some promising secrets on the horizon, it can only go downhill for so long. Well, maybe until you die, but hey, that solves problems too.
Ok, that's it for now. I do read everyone's updates and check out pictures. I'm mostly divorced from facebook, I got over it other than hitting the occasional like - I just log on for private messages.
So my best to all my peeps and I hope I can talk to you soon.
Solaris -- 16 hh Appendix Quarter Horse = MY DREAM COME TRUE!We Are Flying Solo