Today was a holiday because the Toowoomba Royal Show was on. Toowoomba is the biggest town/city in my area. We live about 27km away but we still get the show holiday!! :) I'm going to the show tomorrow. I really want to watch an arena show of 'The Man from Snowy River'!!
Anyway, This afternoon I went to ride Trigger. He was soooo lazy! All he wanted to do was plod and when he did move faster it was to shy and spook!!!
We were cantering up this nice little hill and suddenly there was this HUGE Brown Snake (a very poisonous snake in Oz) across the road!!
I automatically tried to pull Trigger up but quicky realised we weren't going to be able to pull up in time so I quicky turned him to the right. We JUST got away! I think Trigger might have stepped on it's tail cause I heard a cunch sort of sound and it reared up like it was going to strike but thankfully it didn't. :) I got out of their as fast as I could!!!
When we were well away I realised that Trigger hadn't even seen the snake!! He would have went right over the top of it if i'd let him!! :roll: All I could think of when I first saw the snake was that I wasn't going to be able to avoid it and Trigger was going to be bitten!!
The rest of the ride was uneventful but as I was coming in the gate I saw that Renae had saddled and was about to get on a mare she was breaking in the round yard. The mare has problems with standing still once someone is on her and letting them get off!
She hadn't been ridden for 2 weeks because of Robert going to hospital. ( i'll update on that a bit later)
I had unsaddled Trigger and was about lead him away to wash the sweat off him when I heard the distinct sound of a bucking horses hooves! I turned around in time to see Renae being trown into the rail of the round yard!
I rushed over to see if she was ok and found that she had split her head open. Ouch! :(
Once I was sure she hadn't knocked herself out I went next door to Renae's father-in-law and got help. By the time we got back (only 5 min or so) Renae had managed to get back on the mare :roll:
Now we had the problem of getting Renae off so she could be taken to the doctor. The mare wouldn't stand still! As soon as Renae moved the mare was off prancing again! :(
It took Renae over an hour and a half to get off and even then she had to jump off!
*sigh*........the things we do for horses :roll:
Ok, now an update on Robert. I haven't seen or talked to him myself but his father and Renae tell me his is in good spirits and says he won't let this drag him down!!
The doctors have also given him an 80% chance to fully recover! Yay!
Apparently he has a type of Leukemia that is more curable than others. Great news!!
Renae and their 2 little girls went to visit him in hospital last weekend with strict instructions from me and my mum to wish him well!
Well, I had better get some sleep. See you later! :)