Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday like Friday

I slept late.....later than usual....I looked at the clock at 4am and said to myself......"self, you have another hour to sleep"....but I slept until 5 thirty. Yikes....up and at 'em....feed the cats, feed the dogs, let dogs out, let dogs in.......shower......out the door.......late.
Drive like the wind to the barn.......it is already showing signs of being light out earlier....YAY!..but it does throw my internal clock off a wee bit.

Jake gives me a throaty neigh when I open the barn doors and is eager for me to feed him FIRST.....of course I do. He has me wrapped around his hoof. Stalls are a bit of a mess and I clean them before I hand out the grain. It is really getting light now and I feel anxious like I might be late for work, so I check the clock and I am okay......
On my way out to the filly and Beaver......hmmm.......I notice something doesn't look quite right about the filly's blanket.......I take a closer look only to find that yes, it is ripped almost in two.......now how did that happen? I will now have to remove the blanket and sort through the rest to find one that fits......oh and she doesn't really want it changed........she is off and bucking.
...but she comes back for grain and I get her changed......without a fuss. Time is short and I must go........a million things I want to stay and do......but later....it must happen later....I have my real job to get to.

The vet comes tomorrow to check out Jake and I always have him do a visual check on everyone else so that if anyone asks him....he knows first hand how the Pony Up horses look.
I always like a second opinion on weight and general condition. Most of the time I am told horses are fat........I prefer them a little fat but not obese. I hate to see any sign of ribs....

One of our volunteers from the Running Start has been assigned a fundraising project and she has some good ideas. We are letting her put this together, for the experience and letting her plan it.........she offered some ideas and we like them all......but we are letting her pick and execute it. We get some really good students and we like this program a lot.

Tomorrow I will go and visit Winston at the training barn and see how he is progressing. He ruined his blanket too and so I will have to take another to him. He is behaving and loves the mare next to him......well, of course he does......he is a boy......all boy.

Exciting news that we may have an adoptive home for Yukon and perhaps a new foster home for Sully. Keep your fingers crossed.........this will be an extreme help to me.

I thought of a topic today and I came up with: Strength.......the ways and mean of strength .......what is strength to you? If you could only post a picture of strength what would it be? Would it be physical? Mental? Emotional? what? I thought it would be a great photo essay.........for me< I would start with a picture of my mother....she embodies strength to me.
Virtue, character, courage, steadfastness............what is it to you?

Pony Up fortune for tomorrow;

Before you know it, it is already here and done.

2 comments:

Denali said...

Yeah!! I hope that Yukon's forever home comes through for him! I have loved that horse since I first met him 4 years ago, and will continue to love him for the rest of my life. He taught me to believe in myself. I hope you tell us all about it!!! Kisses and Hugs to Yukon from me!!

Drillrider said...

What an awesome compliment to your Mom!

My vision of strength has always been a georgeous snow covered range of mountains. They are majestic, solid, unwaivering!