Mercy, having both sets of parents sit down and talk it out would definitely be less confusing for everyone involved. It's a great idea - you're very clever!
Well, more drama in the life of Blue. It just never ends D: I mean seriously this is just getting RIDICULOUS.
Yesterday I get a phone call. Desperate panicked phone call. A friend of mine's horse injured himself quite badly. So off Mum goes to help friend cope while vet is called.
Poor Gambler has cut his hock so deep he's severed his extensor tendon completely. Vet did the best he could to stitch up and advised box rest. One problem. Our lovely friend doesn't have stables. She doesn't even have a small yard to put her little fellow in.
So we offer for her to use one of our stables. Except when we get him here and into the stable Gambler starts sweating and shaking so bad that S [friend] calls the vet again, she's so worried about him.
I had the idea of bringing one of my horses in to see if he settled and started acting normal when he had company, and he did, so of course one of my horses has to be in too, to keep him company. Monty can't, he's claustrophobic and would stress all his weight off. Mum's gelding can't because he has a sacro-iliac issue and SI issues need constant movement so they don't lock up. Mum's filly LOVES stables but is incredibly destructive so we'd really rather not.
Only option is my big Thoroughbred. So in she goes, to the other stable.
BAM straight into heat. Young injured gelding is acting studdy and Magic has turned into THE biggest witch this side of the black stump. She's the master of the Mare Glare now. And I guarantee you, within three days she'll be stir-crazy from being locked up.
So I'm trying to make sure she gets a few hours' turnout every morning. My gelding is in while she's out.
I'm at the stables every couple of hours and muck out whenever I'm down there, it's a lot of work but breaking it up into smaller lots makes it less exhausting. I have to get to the feed store sometime soonish to get my paws on something pelleted because in a box Magic will lose weight without some kind of "grain" [she's actually -meant- to be grain-free so I'm looking at one of the no-grain complete feeds]... but I don't have my license so I can't drive without Mum about and she's always working so basically I can't get to the feed store during opening hours unless I wait til Saturday and I can't wait til Saturday because she'll lose a ton of weight.
MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE CRUISEY. EVER. -le sigh-
A CLEAN SLATE FOR THE FUTURE