Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Time Flies

I can't believe it's been 2 months since I was almost killed. Yes, yes, I know that sounds dramatic, but from what my husband told me, I was one hoof kick away from being a vegetable.I do know that I wanted to die for about two weeks after so I say it counts.  Everything is healed, and all bruising is almost gone. What surprises me is that my side still hurts. I've never had trauma like that before, so I"m sure it's normal.

It's also been about two months since I've agreed to start working the TB at the Giant Warmblood Barn. Due to injury, flooding, holidays, school, studying I have failed at doing much other than grooming him. So, the goal is this weekend to pull the old guy out, groom him up, and lunge him to see how sound he is. Rumor has it he is sound, but that comes and goes. I have been toying with the idea of getting him some biotin (since his owner does nothing for him) to help with his feet. It's not that much a month, and I do love this horse.

Have I introduced Pete?

Everyone, this is Pete (who really is much cuter when I don't take pictures on my phone and in the dark.) Pete, this is everyone. He hasn't been worked or ridden more than 6 times in a year. Not by any fault of his own. I'd love to help muscle him up so that we can find him a little girl to love on him. His owner pays board which is great, but doesn't do much with him. Pete is HUGE. He has to be close to 17 hh, if not bigger. I am going to bring out my stick this weekend if I remember. Regardless he is a love, and I can NOT wait for it to be warm enough to give him a bath. He's a hot mess.

In mare-wolf news all is well. She hasn't tried to kill anyone this week, so that is good. I didn't make it out to see her today (I usually go on Wednesdays) due to a wonderful migraine. I finally feel human, but it is 10 pm at night, so I'm not driving 50 miles at 10pm. I did inform her that she is now a working girl. She has a whole $60.00 from the ads on her blog. I actually didn't realize that they made that much. Yay for Google and Yay for those who view them.

In regard to the ads, I wonder if they are the same for everyone who views them. I always get ads for rehab centers (Pegasus, where I still wish I could have sent her) and Regenerative Medicine. HA! I should change the name of this blog to the broken horse/broken owner/broken bank account blog. Oh well, it's only money and I can work and get more if it. I'm pretty happy that we have now set up a savings account for the mare (well, not at the bank, but we're keeping track of "her" money.) I haven't reminded my husband that we didn't pay back our Savings before we started her Savings. No need to bring up a sore subject right? 

Still studying for this bloody test. Fun times my friends, fun times. I guess it's no secret, and not a huge deal. I am studying for my BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). BUT! Remember that if it's May and I haven't mentioned said test, don't bring it up. ;0) There are moments where I feel, "Oh man, I'm going to ace this, and moments where I need to double check that the material is indeed in English and feel that all hope is lost. I'll be glad when January is over so I can focus on horses more and studying less.


Leah Fry said...

Can't wait to see a photo of Pete in the daylight so he doesn't look like Pony of the Damned.

achieve1dream said...

The ads are all different I think. In fact I get different ones every time I visit. I slacked a little on clicking on them for a bit, but I started back to doing it a couple of days ago. Oops. I'm glad it's helping you out!

Pete is cute. I can't wait to see what you do with him. Are you going to start riding him if he's sound?

How is you side hurting? Like a bruise? Pain all the time? Only when you move? Have you told your doctor about it? Two months seems like an awful long time to still be hurting. I mean I understand that it was some pretty serious trauma and bruising so that can take awhile . . . maybe I'm just paranoid. I'm glad everything else is healing up and feeling better.

Get back to studying! You need to pass this thing so we can have our blog buddy back lol.

Denali's Mom said...

Lol! This weekend I will get a better picture of Pete. He is really pretty. Although he is chestnut and I do not have a good record with chestnuts, although he is a things might be better! Lol

My side hurts with stabby pains (medical term) but not all the time. If it hurts in February I will go. :)

AND yes, the plan is to ride Mr. Pete. I can't wait to do something with him. He needs lots of love. I just can't tell Denali and should bring a change of clothes before I go see her to be safe ;0)

Dom said...

Has it really been two months already? I'm so glad you pulled through that disaster. *shudder*

And Pete has an adorable face. Aww!

Janine said...

How did you get the ads going??? Can you point it out for me?

Rebecca said...

It its a weird feeling to look back and know that you easily could have died, isn't it? Sort of surreal, and like "wow". Cheerful comment, I know, but we were in a horrible car accident in November so I'm familiar with the feeling. I can't imagine a time in the future when we won't talk about it in slightly hushed tones as The Accident.

On a lighter note, Pete sounds like a total sweetheart. I hope you have fun with him!

Denali's Mom said...

You can add the ads under Monetize
under your dashboard. I think they are funny. Especially the ones that come up when I look at my blog.

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Oh Pete looks like an angel face, demon eyes and all! I love a big, dumb TB gelding :) Kidding w/ the dumb but you know what I mean..dumb=nice. ;)
Can't wait to see more about him and what a great way to still ride while the Mare has time to heal.

Ms Martyr said...

I cannot fathom having the expense of a horse and not doing anything with it. Does the owner have other horses besides Pete or did he/she just lose interest? Poor guy. He's lucky to have you to give him the attention he deserves.

in2paints said...

Wow, $60? I need to put some ads on my blog too!! Perhaps Lilly really can start helping with the bills! :)

Pete looks cute even in the dark. He should be quite fun to ride!

Denali's Mom said...

I know. I want Denali to be sound so badly, and Pete is just hanging out being paid for...doing nothing.... Boo.

SprinklerBandit said...

Good luck with Pete! He sounds like fun.

Hope you get to feeling better.

Janie said...

Poor Pete. He's a cutie and I hope you guys can find him someone to work with him forever!

I hope that that pain isn't something more serious, but I'm glad you're feeling better. And no..don't bring up a sore subject with the hubby! ;)