Welcome Andieve! The joys of being a horsey Mom - they spend more time in the saddle then we do!
Drafty - About darn time Robert treated you with something. You do far to much for him and it's nice that he is showing a bit of appreciation. Also well done on the new saddle! Pics please!
Mule - I can't tell you what to do, it's a personal decision which involved strong feelings and emotions... BUT nobody deserves to be left to the side for 5 months. I'd close the door on that one and walk away... or at least stop contacting him and see how long it takes him to come lookin for you. If you don't hear from him in several days - you know where you stand.
Nothing new here ladies. I had my first day off after 13 days working last night... well that's if you exclude the fact that I was working til 4:30am.... but after that I had the rest of the day off! Yay! Took DD and DS to a birthday party in a kiddie centre. Didn't even see my horses this weekend, DH took care of them for me. As much as he says he doesn't like them, he's taken to mucking out, feeding, haying, ect and randomly sends me texts at work to let me know he has them taken care of. DD's BF has brought her pony home from the riding school, and lives less than 1/2 a mile from where we keep the horses so they will be able to ride together now that the evenings are getting brighter.
I noticed Bandit had lost a bit of condition last weekend.. I've upped his feed, and gave him another wormer. The BO is turning out his broodmare with my two now... there is no grass left and I've been haying my two in the field. I just don't know when he turns his mare out to them, or if he throws her some hay - so I'm thinking he is getting bullied. Bandit tends to just drop weight every now and then, but it's normally when the farmers are baling.. which my vet has chalked up to allergies, incl a disgusting snotty nose for about 6 weeks! I'm happy haying my two, but I don't particularly want to be haying his mare as well! I buy good quality haylage for mine, and can't afford to be throwing it away on another horse.
First show of the year is now only 2 months away... how on earth am I going to get time?!
Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.