wish updates

I took an unintentional break from blogging, and the whole month of November almost slipped by. No particular reason, I just didn't feel inspired to write about horse chores and wishing things were different. It felt mundane. Everything doesn't have to be sunshine and roses, but I try not to say anything when I don't have anything good to say. Key word is try. The moment my hubby reads this he'll wonder why I don't try this more at home!

Doing horse chores is anything but mundane, especially when it's the only time I get to see our horses. I actually love doing chores, and the interactions that go with it. It's a perfect time to bond, and use basic manners. I wish my schedule allowed me to do chores more often.

Onto updates; after a fairly long period of separation, the residents (where our horses live) took the liberty of merging their horses with ours. Nothing was said. I was livid! Thankfully nothing terrible has happened. The resident equine continue to be turned out with ours. If they are still out during feeding time, we separate them so our boys can eat. I truly wish we had our own place. So much, that I hesitantly accepted a job promotion during reorganization. I'm planning on saving some pennies, in hopes of someday fulfilling this wish.

Harmony is still stalled, and recovering. We are in the process of slowly increasing turnout time, and figuring out what is too much before her left rear pastern begins to swell. It's a guessing game. A couple days ago she also started limping on her front leg. Two bad legs? We called the vet out again. She was pleased with the improvement on her rear leg, and found a hidden abscess on her front. Poor baby. I wish Harmony would heal, so she could be back with her herd. 

Earlier this Fall I had a realistic birthday wish, to ride. On a breezy afternoon Brad & Nemo, and Koda & I headed out on the family farm for a second time this year. Koda was pretty up, requiring full attention and little to no photo opportunities. He hadn't seen the south side of the farm in a long time, a frequent hunting area that is no doubt full of smells. We rode past the tree stands, where both boys looked wonky at an unexpected tarp blowing in the wind.

Through the woods we rode, where the old windmill stands, and onto the south fields. Near the end of the ride we hit one sticky backing spot where Koda thought we should follow the tree line, turn right and head home (pictured in the photo). I reminded him he doesn't get to pick, it was short lived. We headed across the field in the opposite direction, taking a longer route home. It's not the prettiest time of year to ride. The trees are bare and we are surrounded by shades of brown. However, it's got it's own appeal and I was thrilled that I got to ride! 

I'll keep wishing for the other long term ones to come true. This girl's got dreams.

wish grantedBirthday Ride


Sherry Sikstrom said...

I would have been livid too! Glad it has not caused any issues so far. Heres hoping for wishes to come true!

50+ Horses said...

Thanks for the update and Happy (Belated) Birthday! Love your description of your birthday ride, I felt as if I was along with you. I also connected to your comments about doing horse chores, I agree with you.

Wolfie said...

Happy belated birthday! Glad you got to ride.

equestrian clothing said...

happy birthday! I know it was a while ago but, keeping those more precios rides that you feel put things straight in your mind, that give you peace and purpose and you feel connected to all God's creatures and everything wild, that is why we love to ride.

Horse chores feel like family chores to me, sometimes you get a bit annoyed and short of patience but mostly you do it out of pure love for the animal you are caring for, and they never say thank you, just like the kids, lol!

Janice said...

I love getting to ride along on peoples blogs....through their horses ears.....it's a little slice of heaven.

Once Upon an Equine said...

Happy Birthday and glad you got to ride. I love doing horse chores too. It's relaxing. I wish I could putter around the barn all day and not feel like I'm racing the clock to get chores done before work or before it gets too dark, etc.