Been reading, now is the first time to post.
NVR, so sorry to hear about your farrier story. I would have been in shock too...aNd then as I walked away would have become livid!!
I think sometimes farriers become intimidated by big horses. We had one who really didn't like doing the Belgiums...he was tough on them.
WOG, loved your story about your school days. I actually prefer the 'bad' kids! I like the challenge.
I have my school 'history' ...hated school....I wasn't good at it. Cheated when I could
, got no support from home. I wasn't bad, but found it to be hard...hence why I cheated....I would often sit in my bedroom and cry while doing HW bc I just 'couldn't get it'...my friends called me dumb, I felt dumb, but back in the depths of my brain I thought...."I can't be this dumb!"
Fast forward MANY years, about nine years ago really, I found brain research. I came to find out I wasn't really as dumb as I thought...actually my brain was in 'survival mode' most of my childhood. Survival brain = zero learning. This changed EVERYTHING!! It changed the way I perceived myself as well as my students. My teaching has changed dramatically!
. I also learned I am a verbal/kinisthetic learner.....my teachers were totally lecture! Forget it! I have a very hard time remembering what I hear!
Speaking of...yesterday was out inservice, and it was the best, positive inservice I've attended in a LONG time. We have a new superintendent now, our elem principal has returned....we've gone though 4 principals in the last 5 years. That does something to morale. This admin came 1/2 way through the year last year, so it was nice having her start us out on a very positive note. I'm eager to begin!!
Saying that, corgi, it's good of you to step into the school....so many people forget what it's like in the trenches.
Stan, savannah is beautiful!!! I love BIG horses!! Although, I'm nearly 6 feet, and have very long legs, so we fit well together.
. I just measured JayJay, he's 15.1 and Rainn is 14.2.
Speaking of Jay we road this morning. Glorious cool mornings. I had to wear a vest and gloves!
he didn't seem as ouchy. So I don't know if it's the MSM setting in already, or the day off. We didn't go far cause I would like ride again tomorrow, but I do like to keep him moving, so he stays limber.
I also learned that although the thrush is 'cured', when he is newly shod, new pockets could arise aNd cause tenderness. ( thrush is techniqually never gone). He is teaching me so much!
Roaddy, how long have you been married?
TJ, here's the reason I couldn't work with the 'older' population. I go to buy fresh donuts from the Amish lady today. I push the door open and there is an older husband/wife there buying stuff too....but standing right in front of the door. So I inch my way in. Now....I'm dressed to ride aNd do chores, no make up, but a hat....I'm not THAT bad....they give me 'the look' like am I scum. Then the lady is like....ya know you could go look at the stuff. (Apparently she didnt want me to see her bill). No thanks I say....they wouldn't let me past anyway! They aRe standing in the way!! I do finally inch past them....they have NO clue they are in the way of other customers.
sounds silly...but just aggravating!
Good news....I took fresh donuts back out tot moms, and we sat watching the horses munch grass as we munched fresh, ooey, gooey, donuts!!!
. It was nice!!
Btw Stan...I really don't think 65 is old....well it depends...some 65 yo ACT old! You don't!
Here's a pic from this morning back at the pond. I know I shared a pond pic before, but not this angle, and without purple ears!! Lol. Seems the deer fly season is over! Yea!!
Have a great Saturday all!!