Sunday, February 5, 2017

Every Storm...


Hey there friends... I'd really like to reach out and say thank you to those who took time to check in, it really means a lot. I've taken some time away since the holidays for a few reasons. Things became a little too dark for my liking but sometimes you just fall into it. I didn't feel comfortable bringing that to a space that is supposed to be a "happy" place. I say "happy" because this is the horse world and we're pony parents... Shit happens ^.^


At least I had this guy to keep me from drowning and I'm the luckiest dog mom. He's been my light in all the darkness and I wouldn't have it any other way. He's been doing really well and the hip dysplasia has been kept at bay. I couldn't slow this dog down if I wanted to. I do about 5-6 dog walks per day, Monday thru Friday, and he is with me every step of the way.


Brantley had a bout of mysterious leg swelling after moving to the new barn and a few days of being extremely stiff - If that doesn't scream "tick-bourne", I don't know what does. So after some vet phone calls and having his magick vet/chiro come out and look, we popped him on Doxycycline. He's half way through and doing super well, I couldn't be happier. Well, I could be if my PTSD/Anxiety/Depression B.S. would just take a break. But he's feeling better and we're back under saddle. I wasn't sure how he'd be in the main barn at Melody but he fit right in like he's always been there. This makes me happy, but somewhat dread the decision if we should go back to Tavern in the Spring.


Luckily we have some time to decide since Winter is really taking it's sweet time to hit us. Mother Nature is going through some... life changes... and I appreciate her not just killing us off all at once in some giant freeze. Brantley is really liking the footing and we even strapped on our jumping pants this week and a new barn mate coaxed us into jumping this today. 2'6" - Piece of cake apparently.



We're a little messy and I have to find more confidence in my upper body for sure - shoulders back, boobies out - but not bad for mental/physical issues between the two of us. I'm also loving the Millbrook Leathers I got us for Christmas <3 Best buy ever! If you haven't purchased them yet... You should... I bought a lot of things since Christmas, and spending money on myself is not my forte but hey...  Shopping while depressed is better than drinking while depressed am I right?

I feel really really good about this year and I'm looking forward to some horse trials, especially since the BO wants to get back into eventing and starting again on my level (another reason I'm considering just staying if they let me). It's nice to have people to ride with consistently - especially being so supportive in your goals. I think being at Melody will open some doors for me as a rider and for Brantley as an athlete.

Thanks for sticking by me guys <3

6 Comments:

At February 5, 2017 at 10:24 PM , Blogger T said...

Looking great! It sounds super positive at that barn, fingers crossed you can stay. It's been a tough winter for so many people I know, myself included. I'm so sorry to hear it's been hard there too. Here's hoping spring brings us all more smiles :)

 
At February 6, 2017 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Here! Here! Thanks so much. It's just a reminder we're not alone when things get tough. Hope you're doing well! And I'm sure the Spring will have a lot of awesome surprises for us.

 
At February 6, 2017 at 12:35 PM , Blogger emma said...

Riding friends who challenge and encourage us are the best - sounds like the new barn has been a good place to be!!

 
At February 6, 2017 at 12:59 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

I really think it was a good move too. He's only out for 8-9 hours a day though which is tough... but he's also not being consistently picked on out in the field anymore so he's put weight back on.

 
At February 6, 2017 at 3:01 PM , Blogger Tracy - Fly On Over said...

You both look great!! I'm so glad to hear from you again <3

 
At February 6, 2017 at 3:32 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Thanks Tracy - it's so good to be back. I'm spending my dog walks today catching up with everyone haha. And thanks! Always a work in progress but where would the fun be if it wasn't!

 

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Every Storm...


Hey there friends... I'd really like to reach out and say thank you to those who took time to check in, it really means a lot. I've taken some time away since the holidays for a few reasons. Things became a little too dark for my liking but sometimes you just fall into it. I didn't feel comfortable bringing that to a space that is supposed to be a "happy" place. I say "happy" because this is the horse world and we're pony parents... Shit happens ^.^


At least I had this guy to keep me from drowning and I'm the luckiest dog mom. He's been my light in all the darkness and I wouldn't have it any other way. He's been doing really well and the hip dysplasia has been kept at bay. I couldn't slow this dog down if I wanted to. I do about 5-6 dog walks per day, Monday thru Friday, and he is with me every step of the way.


Brantley had a bout of mysterious leg swelling after moving to the new barn and a few days of being extremely stiff - If that doesn't scream "tick-bourne", I don't know what does. So after some vet phone calls and having his magick vet/chiro come out and look, we popped him on Doxycycline. He's half way through and doing super well, I couldn't be happier. Well, I could be if my PTSD/Anxiety/Depression B.S. would just take a break. But he's feeling better and we're back under saddle. I wasn't sure how he'd be in the main barn at Melody but he fit right in like he's always been there. This makes me happy, but somewhat dread the decision if we should go back to Tavern in the Spring.


Luckily we have some time to decide since Winter is really taking it's sweet time to hit us. Mother Nature is going through some... life changes... and I appreciate her not just killing us off all at once in some giant freeze. Brantley is really liking the footing and we even strapped on our jumping pants this week and a new barn mate coaxed us into jumping this today. 2'6" - Piece of cake apparently.



We're a little messy and I have to find more confidence in my upper body for sure - shoulders back, boobies out - but not bad for mental/physical issues between the two of us. I'm also loving the Millbrook Leathers I got us for Christmas <3 Best buy ever! If you haven't purchased them yet... You should... I bought a lot of things since Christmas, and spending money on myself is not my forte but hey...  Shopping while depressed is better than drinking while depressed am I right?

I feel really really good about this year and I'm looking forward to some horse trials, especially since the BO wants to get back into eventing and starting again on my level (another reason I'm considering just staying if they let me). It's nice to have people to ride with consistently - especially being so supportive in your goals. I think being at Melody will open some doors for me as a rider and for Brantley as an athlete.

Thanks for sticking by me guys <3