gunslinger--I don't really have any friends that either a) ride to a level I am comfortable trusting them with Gator b) live close or c) don't have horses of their own that they're not busy with xD
When I couldn't ride before, BO had some boarders ride him--two ladies that were really solid English riders. I may speak to her about a similar arrangement.
It has been a while--November, actually! Ugh, what a crazy almost-year this has been.
That's a good idea... I just feel so bad, taking my parents munnies. I know they can afford it, but I feel bad when I don't work for my own things. Especially since it was always understood that I would pay for my horse and his expenses myself.
I'm still waiting for clearance from the insurance company to know about the MRI--it'll probably be in the next couple of weeks. Ugh, I'm nervous.
Sue--That's alright. (: At least I will be able to ride in the future. I just have to keep reminding myself that things could always be much worse.
And I do the same! I try to keep myself busy--swimming instead of regular cardio; indoor activities like gaming, reading, crafts, writing, etcetera; lots of bothering of Boyfriend xD
Haha! Man, that is bringing back memories xD My elementary school, which was in walking distance from my house, had these little balance beams that were maybe 1 1/2 feet off the ground--I'd always take my dog "show jumping" xD!
frlsgirl--I can still kind of do that! (: Uneven surfaces are really difficult for me right now, so an arena/roundpen is difficult for me to stand in/move around in. I still visit him often and just love on him/groom him (Gator looks manly with braids, let me tell you what!)/turn him out. I know it's not much, but at least it's something. I was actually out yesterday to play with him <3
I may consider doing that. Where I board doesn't have a lesson program (a decision I made after I fell, and lessons were out of the question for a while xD), but there are plenty of barns in the area that do offer such services.
Mini Update. Saturday, August 2nd, 2014.
A fun, but tiring day (:
We've had some rainy weather, and it finally decided to get sunny the past couple of days. In an effort to take advantage of the lovely weather (can you believe we only have a month left of summer...? o,O), Boyfriend and I met some friends at the Renaissance Festival. My friend who organized our meeting lost his daughter a year ago, and he wanted to take steps to remember her in a positive way, rather than moping around. I'm glad that Boyfriend and I could be there to support him. We got to see some jousting, some neat swords/weaponry, and some fun shows (big cats, belly dancing, and a man with this crazy...instrument. It looked like a giant piano with bells!). We drank (in moderation!), and visited the shops, and the little petting zoo.
Their little "pony rides" were comprised of all sorts of animals--tiny little oxen, ponies, donkeys, and.... (you won't believe this) I kid you not... a Zonkey!! I wish I had taken photos of all of this Dx
Though I am now very sore, it was a good day, and a good distraction. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend <3 I leave you... with a true Jen sentiment: