I live in the city but we get the occasional trail riders coming through so I really wasn't all that interested until I heard my neighbors shouting. Then I heard my horse whinny (funny how you recognize that sound of one of yours lol). I live about five minuets from my barn and realized two things upon stumbling out to my living room:
1. There was a horse trailer pulled up into my front yard
2. My cantankerous old mare was in my backyard attempting to eat my neighbors tulips.
I think I flew out of my house and landed in record time on our deck. I honestly thought that I was hallucinating my trainer and my mare standing in my backyard. I hobbled over and of course went to work loving on my baby and asked my trainer what she was doing here. She has about ten horses to train (two are 12 and just started and dumber then a pile of rocks) and numerous other things to do around the farm. She just shrugged, and said, "I'll have plenty of time to do those things. You however, have not been out (to the barn) in a good few weeks. So I thought I'd bring a piece of it to you." I don't break down easily, but right then and there I out right bawled. And in response she just handed me a grooming kit and said: "Get to work". They stayed for a good three hours and left. When my mare was loaded (and groomed and treated lol) I thanked my trainer/boss again and said that she had no idea how much it meant to me. And like I was a little kid doing something right again she patted me on the head and said, "I can't have my assistant getting rusty now can I? Who's going to train with me and keep me AND the horse in line!"
Thank God for excellent trainers.
Well that was obnoxious and long! Anyway I guess if anyone wants to just thank their trainer or something you can do it on this thread!