For most of my "real world friends" they do not know that this blog exists. I can thing of two, maybe three of them that know that I have a blog. This is for a variety of reasons. One is that I can be totally honest here. I can vent, and write down how I'm really feeling without feeling judged. Sometimes I mention it, but quickly realize that I'm not ready to have them read my feelings. Plus I can bitch and complain about them when they are assholes. Ophie's mom knows I have this blog, and her boyfriend. I don't care if they know that my horse terrifies me on a regular basis. That most horses now terrify me on a regular basis. It's funny how your mind works.
So, since my "real world friends (horse and non-horse)" don't know about this blog I often get e-mails and messages asking me, "How's Your Horse?" A nice, simple question that I still have a hard time answering.
Some of my responses:
"There are days that I don't think she's going to live to the next day, and days I think I'm going to be the one to kill her. "
"For horse, she's totally busted, but for Denali she's doing awesome."
"Interesting." (Which is usually my response when I am too tired, and don't have two hours to explain how Denali's doing.)
I have such a hard time answering this question. She is a complicated horse, and I know they are just asking to be nice and 9 times out of 10 probably don't really care.
I think the most important answer is "Alive."