Wednesday, September 26, 2012

     Jada comes home from school yesterday with a get well card for Belle that all the kids signed, talk about pulling on heart strings.    But we did get good news Belle is doing very well she is still sound and healing well.    The vet says she is getting an opinion about getting her temp. taken, which don't surprise me none. She is quite a mare and that is why I know she is going to pull through this like a champ.  She has a lot of support and we really miss her at home and lessons learned the hard way.    The whole family including myself got educated and reminded that no matter how careful you may be or how much riding you have underneath your belt----life can throw you a loop.   Thank God it wasn't worse, thank God my kid is not in the hospital.     Hopefully Belle will be home Friday and that she continues a quick recovery.

Monday, September 24, 2012

My brain is still spinning, my emotions are still high, trying to keep everything in control without totally losing my mind.  I wanted to end the weekend with a ride, so I saddled up Belle and went off for an adventure and everything was going great. Left the farm without a problem, passed the cows, passed a group of riders, crossed the creek and enjoyed every bit of the fall smells and smiled. Well that was short lived I decided to crest a hill and as I was descending I  heard a TWANG. Heart dropped and I new we were in trouble, it was deadly barbed wire!  I jumped off of Belle three legs escaped the nasty tangle, but the left hind wasn't so lucky.   In 30 seconds a lot of damage can be done, so close to hitting an artery where she would of bled out before we made it home.   Thanks God she quit fighting so I could untangle her leg and started toward home which was a mile away.   She was a trooper, we had to cross the creek up hills down hills finally made it.  Not wasting anytime off to the vet we went not expecting the news.   All I heard was hock joint- infection- a week in the hospital and $2000.   Holy shit shoot me now.   Look at what I did to my kids horse, how can I not fix her.   So I signed the release and come home without a horse and a worried family wondering what the next few days will bring.   

Monday, September 10, 2012

What a beautiful weekend?  Went riding with 16 other women at Spur of the Moment Ranch and had a wonderful time---great riding, good food, and better drinks and most of all a lot of laughs.   If the saying laughing makes you live longer is true, we all added a few years.   The most exciting part of the weekend is we added a new addition to the family, her name is cocoa, a black and white 8 year old paint mare for our youngest daughter Madison.  We have been searching a long time to replace good old Barney and we finally found her.   They fly like the wind together, its magical watching rider and horse connect like they do.  As a mom my heart stops a little bit and at the same time you get teared up because they are so perfect together, now both of our girls have their girls to take care of them and grow together.
     Just got off the phone with Micah's trainer things are going a little better with the help of Billy and Cuckoo.  Micah is doing all three gaits, but is born a runner, he don't want to be a western pleasure horse. He is thinking barrels would be more fun, what ever it is it is at least we can make him in to something where he will be happy.  Wednesday I will go observe his training and make the call to keep him in or out.  Happy trails to all who have been enjoying this beautiful weather!!!!!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

     This weekend I watched a really good movie if you like tear jerkers, I need to watch one of them every now and again.   The name of it was " A Little Bit of Heaven" with Kate Hudson, I just love her, well she didn't disappoint me, another excellent movie.  She was a young lady that found out she had colon cancer at the age of 25, what a life changing moment.  Movie or not you start to think about all the people you have known or know that have lost their lives to cancer or are fighting for every  minute of their life.   My hat goes off to all of them and the people around them that have supported them, because in reality when they pass on we are still here grieving.   You might see something that reminds you of them or hear a song that triggers a memory, I would like to hope that most of the tears we shed are happy ones, I know mine are with a little sadness because you miss them so much.  That movie triggers this and makes one ask themselves about their life.  What am I doing right now?   What do you want to do?   Are you happy?  Did you experience love? Do you want a family?   Out of all the questions I always think Are you happy is the important one, because if you are not happy you are not going to experience the treasures of life.   I personally have always set goals and made them---some people say its my pig headedness--- I want to say its my passion for life.   Without passion what the hell is life!  I couldn't imagine riding horse just cause, or going to work hating it, kissing my husband because he is the man I married.....No I do all them things because I love them and its my choice.  If I didn't want to ride no more I would get a motorcycle, if I didn't like my job I would relocate and surely if I didn't enjoy kissing my husband I would divorce him.    Sounds drastic to some people but not me, its life and if you are going to live it you should be happy.   Chances are if you are happy so will the people around you be--its contagious.