So Sunday. Yesterday I decided to be a good wife and clean the house. I dusted, I mopped, I swept the floor and I started laundry. Things my husband always does because I'm at the barn.
After finishing my cleaning I ran out to see Denali. On my way down the driveway to the barn my phone rang. It was the trainer that we're going to be working with. We've been playing phone tag, but have talked through e-mail several times. I think this might work. Unfortunately she is really busy so to start we will only be meeting twice a week for an hour and a half to two hours. I asked her lots of questions all which gave me answers I liked. She is going to stop by and meet Denali and work with her, and then meet me and talk to me so that she can see what she is working with. She has studied EFL and Natural Horsemanship and comes with glowing recommendations.
I was excited to see Denali in the arena until I noticed she was in with both new horses. One rears ands strikes out and was almost put down by her owner, but a rescue took her. She hates people. The poor things back is so sore and if she thinks that you're thinking of getting on her she attacks. The vet is working with her, but the vet is a super hero, I am not. The other one is also an interesting case. He likes to turn and kick. He's gotten 8-9 people in the chest. He's the reason people shouldn't have a baby unless you have the time to work with him everyday. He's only 2. Regardless... I was not going to go in the arena with them. Not when no one else was at the barn.
I was impressed with Denali's "momma skills" she was keeping them in line an acting like a horse, but never overreacted (which she use to do all the time.) She never actually bit the 2 year old, but anytime he did anything she thought was unacceptable, she's put him in line. I've never seen her do the snake neck thing, but she did. It was hilarious. In addition, Denali is shedding like crazy, it's only February girly! I felt bad that I couldn't go in with her, but loved her over the fence for a while.
I was staring at her and being the emotional wreck that I've been lately just started to cry. I told her that I was sorry for leaving her for 5 months, and I'm sorry that she wasn't treated well. She turned her back on me, so who knows. It's been 2 years and I still feel HORRIBLE. I think she remembers and doesn't trust that I will keep her safe. How could she? Think of all the times I couldn't or didn't. I hope we can fix this hot mess of a relationship. I love her.