Wednesday, April 23, 2014

And Life Continues

A little behind on reading up on people's blogs. Things have been a bit overwhelming since my fall and well, in response to that I have yet been able to get on my horse. Let's just say that the amount of bruising surrounding my tailbone (in other words, plumber's crack)... Holy sh*t balls. Sitting in the Jeep for any long period of time f*cking blows. I know this is terrible to say, but I would've rather landed on my back or my head. Yes, I could've gone blind but it wasn't that bad of a fall. Literally, my fall consisted of my brain saying, "It's time for you to fall off now" and my body saying, "Okay... Letting go." Talk about failing oneself. Still mentally feel like crap about it. I understand, we all fall off. Me of all people know that. My first horse, I can't count the times. But Brantley is different. Now I have to work back to where we were because of his "issues". He's been really jumpy and nervy since the fall. It wasn't even bad! It wasn't like he went nuts and bucked me off either. I guess you had to have been there... But alas, I was alone.

Anywho, worked with him a lot today. He ran away from me and I said fine *wishing I had a round pen*, let's work it in the indoor. So we ran, and ran, and ran... and ran. Asked him to "join up" if you will... No go. So we ran, and ran, and ran in the other direction. "Join up?" He said no. At least 20-30 minutes went by and his head got lower, he started chewing, finally I asked again and he trotted right in to me. I started to breathe again... We both were more relaxed. I did some halter work and lateral flexion with him, then brought him to the mounting block and jumped on, laying across his back, swinging my legs back and forth. He was a little shakey the first time but we made it work. Hopefully I'll do the same tomorrow and get on Friday and see where he's at.

This whole situation pretty much blows right now. Not only because of the lack of riding that I'm getting in, but also the RISPCA ride I really wanted to go to a week from Sunday. Hopefully A and Lucy will still be able to go... I'm really bummed though. Maybe things will change and I'll just take him, but I obviously want to do what's best for him. I was looking at seeing if I could get him over to CC with CB for like a week but because of my recent work issues... I'm working straight through the weeks no breaks. Basically, I'd see if I could drop him off Friday and pick him up next Sunday or Monday (in time for the vet). So that means I wouldn't be there at all to work with the boy during the week. Pros and cons? Hmmm...

Almost finished with this pet sitting job and I'll get a little break... Next one is in late May and then hopefully some travel time for me after my brother's graduation. First weekend in June I'll hopefully be in PA and second weekend? CLINTON ANDERSON!

3 Comments:

At April 23, 2014 at 9:44 PM , Blogger Kitty Kat said...

Hang in there, maybe he will get over it faster than you think.

 
At April 23, 2014 at 9:44 PM , Blogger Kitty Kat said...

And glad you're just bruised not broken!

 
At April 24, 2014 at 3:43 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Thanks Kitty Kat. We're making it! And I'm glad I'm not physically broken but still definitely bruised. Fingers crossed that I'm just being overly-protective. I was planning to bring him to CC soon anyway so it'll be nice to have a round pen to use and CB can make up for my lack of time because of my hours this week. He's my hero haha.

 

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And Life Continues

A little behind on reading up on people's blogs. Things have been a bit overwhelming since my fall and well, in response to that I have yet been able to get on my horse. Let's just say that the amount of bruising surrounding my tailbone (in other words, plumber's crack)... Holy sh*t balls. Sitting in the Jeep for any long period of time f*cking blows. I know this is terrible to say, but I would've rather landed on my back or my head. Yes, I could've gone blind but it wasn't that bad of a fall. Literally, my fall consisted of my brain saying, "It's time for you to fall off now" and my body saying, "Okay... Letting go." Talk about failing oneself. Still mentally feel like crap about it. I understand, we all fall off. Me of all people know that. My first horse, I can't count the times. But Brantley is different. Now I have to work back to where we were because of his "issues". He's been really jumpy and nervy since the fall. It wasn't even bad! It wasn't like he went nuts and bucked me off either. I guess you had to have been there... But alas, I was alone.

Anywho, worked with him a lot today. He ran away from me and I said fine *wishing I had a round pen*, let's work it in the indoor. So we ran, and ran, and ran... and ran. Asked him to "join up" if you will... No go. So we ran, and ran, and ran in the other direction. "Join up?" He said no. At least 20-30 minutes went by and his head got lower, he started chewing, finally I asked again and he trotted right in to me. I started to breathe again... We both were more relaxed. I did some halter work and lateral flexion with him, then brought him to the mounting block and jumped on, laying across his back, swinging my legs back and forth. He was a little shakey the first time but we made it work. Hopefully I'll do the same tomorrow and get on Friday and see where he's at.

This whole situation pretty much blows right now. Not only because of the lack of riding that I'm getting in, but also the RISPCA ride I really wanted to go to a week from Sunday. Hopefully A and Lucy will still be able to go... I'm really bummed though. Maybe things will change and I'll just take him, but I obviously want to do what's best for him. I was looking at seeing if I could get him over to CC with CB for like a week but because of my recent work issues... I'm working straight through the weeks no breaks. Basically, I'd see if I could drop him off Friday and pick him up next Sunday or Monday (in time for the vet). So that means I wouldn't be there at all to work with the boy during the week. Pros and cons? Hmmm...

Almost finished with this pet sitting job and I'll get a little break... Next one is in late May and then hopefully some travel time for me after my brother's graduation. First weekend in June I'll hopefully be in PA and second weekend? CLINTON ANDERSON!