I have no big drama going on in my life right now, thank goodness, but big hugs to everyone who has! It seems to go in cycles, so chin up everyone, smooth sailing is coming.
I smoked in high school and college, but then quit. When the hubby and I were going through a really rough patch several years ago I started up again, but quit again after about 6 months. Every once in a while I still have a craving, but they are getting fewer and further between, thankfully. I haven't had a cig in almost 3 years.
Yesterday was the most awesome day, you guys! I went out and trimmed my hay guy's horses. These are good people who took in horses to rescue them from a bad situation, but they are not horse people, so they just don't "get it". They were only having them trimmed every few months. As pasture puffs, thats what their old farrier told them to do. *eyeroll* One of them is a chronic founder case with possible IR that they are clueless about, one is an 18 months old TB filly with twisted legs, and then her dam. None of them have manners or training. They get fed, petted and vet when they need it, but that about it. The rest of the time they roam around on 40 acres with a herd of cows. I volunteered to trim them as practice, mainly so I could get my hands on them every few weeks and help them out. Yesterday was the second trim. The founder case is leaps and bounds more sound, and all three of them behaved much better this time. Here is a pic of before the first trim and after the second of the right front of this guy. Still a long way to go, but I have hope for him yet, if I can teach them enough to not have a recurring issue.
After that I came home and rode Dragon, and tried out my rope hackamore on him. I figured if he was blowing through the french link oval mouth I had him in, that we needed to go back a step and work on some basics. He did pretty well, considering he hasn't been ridden hardly at all the last few months, because of the weather. My lesson kid was sick and canceled, so after Dragon, the hubby and I pulled out Buck and Phantom and tried out an Aussie and an Endurance saddle that I brought home from a friend. He LOVES the endurance, so looks like I will be buying it and adding to the tack collection. She flat out gave us the Aussie, I just need to buy a girth for it. Oh lordie, I just added it up, thats 13 saddles I have now. I think I may have a slight tack problem, lol.