Monday, monday... But it is still spring break!!
Yesterday we got stalls cleaned, the poop cart dumped and hay brought up to the barn from the hay sheds. It is such a big job when there is still a foot of snow on the ground. Despite the cold, DD and I got a ride on on Sally and Sam yesterday in the field. Both horses seemed to enjoy a little exercise and a good grooming. I could have made another blanket with the hair that came off Sam. He's such a mammoth!!
Speaking of Sam, he goes in Thursday to have the tumour removed from his penis. It has gotten quite a bit worse lately and I fear he has an infection as well, so I am hoping all goes well. We know it is likely cancerous, and although he is 23, he is otherwise very healthy. I simply want the vet to remove it so he is more comfortable. No chemo or extensive cancer treatment as I believe quality of life is so much more important than quantity. Please keep us in mind on Thursday with good thoughts that it is a simple procedure.
Koolio is still third wheel and the other two aren't yet letting him eat so he is spending some time in the barn keeping Cheeky Pony company at night and at mealtimes. We are making re-introductions slow so that nobody gets hurt. Cheeky spent some supervised time in the outdoor pen yesterday with Koolio and DD close by. She enjoyed that! It has been tough for her to be cooped up in a stall for so long. We will get her out for a while today as well.
DD meets with her riding coach today to find out what she has to take tomorrow when she starts her working student program at the stable. It is going to be tough as she is moving out and will be living with her coach at the stable. Yesterday was a little emotional thinking about my baby leaving home. My daughter and I are very close and I will miss her terribly. Hopefully she will have at least one day a week off where she can come home. I keep telling her I am holding her horses hostage so she better be back regularly. I am happy for her as this is a dream opportunity for her and I have to let her go as she is an adult now. It's just hard...
It doesn't matter how big and responsible they are, your babies are still your babies.
I hope everyone has a great week. I'm try to keep my chin up and not worry too much about Sam or be too sad about my daughter leaving. If you have any good fun, happy stories, I'd love to hear them right about now.