Saturday, October 1, 2011

Rain, Rain, go away....

There was a gelding clinic at the center today. We turned 6 men into boys (as one of the old farmers told me.) Denali did the normal when there is a gelding clinic and went into instant heat. Seriously, I think she'd be so easy to breed (NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER happening!!!!)

I was doing some paper work in the office when it started to rain. Denali drops weight if its cold and raining so I ran up to put her blanket on her. She saw me coming and came running over to the shed. Sweet girl. I grabbed her blanket and threw it on her. It looked funny, but I assumed that it was twisted or the straps were stuck. Nope, not stuck. The mare managed to tear off her one strap, loose her but strap AND get a rip at the neck. At this point the blanket is more patches than it is blanket and isn't really waterproof anymore. I decided that she really needs a new one (the old one was almost 3 years old) and went to look online. Every blanket was going to take 10 days to ship here, so I decided to bite the bullet and go into town and pay the extra $20.00 that I would have saved online. They had blue and green ONLY. Nothing that a fine mare would want to wear, but I figured green is less boy than blue. PLUS it's the Center's color.

How cute is she? How fat am I!
I love this horse. She is an amazing spirit and just so damn funny that I sometimes wonder if she knows she's a horse. I think we will have a lot of fun together once I get rid of my whole panic attack problem when I think of riding. It's been almost a year, you'd think I'd be over the whole almost dying thing.

I appreciate that she will come running to me when she hears me of sees me walking. I love that she stood at the gate most of the summer staring at the office door waiting for me to come out and when I did, she'd nicker the loudest nicker. I am happy that she is smart enough to know that I'm nervous and she tries SO, SO hard to take care of me. She went to spook the other day and bumped into me. She hit me and flew back so hard away from me she almost toppled over. She tries so hard.

 She had another vet appointment yesterday. I don't know how it went, but she looked happy! I will get the update on Monday or Tuesday. I've been trying to get hoof shots. I have one! I'll work on that.


Lisa said...

She is so sweet. :)

Slbaldwin said...

You are not fat so stop it! You are very pretty and love seeing Denali's face :D

SprinklerBandit said...

She is adorable and you are not fat. ;-)

Ellie said...

Adorable pic of the two of you! Oh, and I can't wait for Penny's new tail bag :) I'm sure it'll be adorable <3

Megan said...

One of our mares will instantly go in season when a new gelding is around - she's SUCH a flirt lol.

You both look nice =)

You've won an award on my blog =)

achieve1dream said...

You are not fat. You both look great!

Try not to stress over the fear thing. You will work through it. It just takes time. :) D is a good girl, but she's done some things to scare you. Heck it would probably scare anyone, so don't beat yourself up about it. Keep up the great work.