As hard as it is to see, the funeral will be good for her. A friend of mine in high school shot himself in the parking lot at the school after hours. We were all shocked. The funeral gave it a sort of finality and let us have closure. It didn't make it less painful, but it helped to know everyone else was feeling the same. I know she's much younger than I was, but it will still have the same effect, I would think. Hugs to everyone involved.
Glad everyone is okay with all these storms. Scary stuff.
I had my own adventure last night. I am **** lucky that Striker is such an awesome horse. He could have easily killed me or at least hospitalized me. I had him with Phantom in the arena eating grass yesterday, and when it was time to come in for dinner, I had him by the halter (first mistake, no lead) and was leading him down the hill to the barn first. I had closed my PVC gate to the arena to keep Phantom in until I came back up. Phantom blasted through the gate when I was about halfway to the barn. (second mistake, leaving him in the arena alone for a whole minute *eyeroll*) The path isn't wide, and rather than run into Striker, he plowed into me from behind. I was flung directly in front of Striker, hanging by his halter because if I had let go I would have gone down and been under his hooves. And of course, I screamed. Poor guy, already can't see a thing, and all of a sudden I am swinging from his head yelling, falling all over the place, and he can hear hooves thundering by him. He didn't move a muscle, just waited for me to get my footing back and casually strolled with me to the barn. He could have completely come apart, spooked, bolted, trampled and drug me, and who knows what else, but he didn't. He got all kinds of loving and scratches, and Phantom got to go back to the arena and stand tied until he could calmly walk in for feed when I chose. All I got out of the ordeal is a bruised foot, where I slammed it into Striker's hoof as I stumbled. Blind horses FTW! Just goes to show you, horses will put you in your place in a big hurry if you get to complacent and stop paying attention to detail...
"Keep a leg on each side and your mind in the middle"