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        01-23-2014, 10:35 PM
      #31
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    I can't even believe I haven't seen+subscribed to this yet!!

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        01-23-2014, 11:06 PM
      #32
    Green Broke
    XD Oh my goodness, that made me laugh so hard! I appreciate the sub, especially those of the silly Russian variety!


    I saw Gator yesterday. He's just not gaining weight the way I want him to ... ): I know /some/ of that is age, but not all of it. So I gave the vet a call, and am going to have him dewormed again. He had it done last in September or October. Hopefully the vet will be able to get out within the next week.

    I had my first out-patient physical therapy today. My foot is still pretty swollen, and I have a long way to go. It tuckers me out, but I enjoy the challenge. I'm such a naturally competitive person, and this is pretty much all I get in the way of that. XD

    I hope everyone has a great weekend! Some fun info:

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        01-25-2014, 11:37 AM
      #33
    Green Broke
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    Well, did you win a fortune at the local gambling hall?
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    So, I take it now isn't a good time to ask you for a loan?
         
        01-25-2014, 05:53 PM
      #34
    Green Broke
    D:! I totally missed your post, gunslinger!

    To answer your question... no. ): Now isn't the time to ask for a loan.
    I was up a little over a hundred the first night, and we decided to stay one more, and I ended up leaving down just under a hundred. So, not terrible, but hardly something to boast about.
    Gambling is one of my favorite things to do, but I get frustrated with other people who don't know how to play x.x


    I have another potential leaser coming to look at Gator tomorrow. It's a 6 year old girl o.o Honestly, it makes me a little nervous. It's been a couple of years since I was that age.
    I think I was tacking up full sized horses by myself by the time I was 7 or 8... But obviously she would be supervised by an adult (how else would she get there)?
    To me, all chitlens look the same...

         
        02-05-2014, 09:01 PM
      #35
    Green Broke
    Well, how you doing? How's Gator?
         
        02-13-2014, 11:53 AM
      #36
    Green Broke
    Hello, all! It's been a while since I've updated this!

    Where to begin... Well, I had a doctor's appointment, and it came not a moment too soon. I have been very discouraged lately, as I came to the realization that many of my friends have been slipping from my life. Though I am very grateful to have not sustained worse (spinal or cognitive) injuries, this little accident has very successfully taken everything away from me. It's really hard to sit back and realize one day that you seem to have nothing; that you cannot even leave the house on your own. ):



    Anyway, I know it may be slightly selfish of me to feel that way. I've gotten a little better, but still. It's just hard to sit on the side lines and watch the world turn around you.

    The doctor's appointment went well. They cleared me to start hobbling around with the boot on, and I was stoked. Two days later I was walking without crutches, but I still have to wear the boot, so still no riding or driving. ): I should be good as new by March 1st!


    The meeting with the little girl to lease Gator was a disaster. I was under the impression that the parents had some horse experience... Considering the father (through e-mails) said his wife had owned horses "all her life". That turned out to be a joke. They didn't know how to put on any of the tack (which I chalked up as them maybe having ridden a different discipline. Someone who owned trail horses their whole life wouldn't know anything about open front jumping boots xD), but I let the mother ride none the less.

    Gator is the most push button Hunter in the world. She couldn't get him to stay on the rail, or even to trot. And when she dismounted she kicked him square in the spine! I was livid.
    I told them thanks but no thanks (this was an accident waiting to happen), and subsequently decided not to lease out Gator. He is too nice of a horse to be subjected to that, and I have worked too hard to have all of his training undone by people who don't know what they're doing xD
         
        02-22-2014, 06:52 PM
      #37
    Green Broke
    Update<3 Saturday, February 22nd, 2014.

    Hey friends! Things are, slowly but surely, turning around. On Tuesday I was cleared to walk without my crutches. The process is annoying as hell, but I am pleased to be making progress. By default, this means I am finally able to handle Gator!

    As it is the weekend (and I am still unable to drive) I coerced my mom into taking me out to the barn. It was windy as crap, but something I could easily ignore given the lovely indoor stall that Gator currently has. ...Even if he looks like a grumpy old man half the time.



    I got him out of his stall (all by myself ;> ) and spent a solid forty five minutes brushing him, doing his mane and tail, and just loving on him. He's a far cry from his 'show self'--what with his unruly, long mane, general lack of muscle, etcetera) but I still love him to pieces.





    Look at the cute feet!! Literally the only white he has anywhere ever xD



    There was a young girl (I'm terrible with ages, but I'd guess in her early teens) who was out there volunteering. She was hovering about while I was loving on Gator and, despite the selfish mom in me, I asked if she'd like to help me groom him.
    I typically have Gator turned out in the indoor, but it was occupied by the residential Therapeutic Riding program, and it was a pretty beautiful day, so I had him turned in the outdoor arena. Though I was able to do it myself, the girl (Katie) was adamant about wanting to lead him. I figured no harm, especially how slow I am... so I let her.



    She turned him out with the gate still open o.o So I'm glad I was able to close it before Gator decided it was a good idea to peace out.

    Because the weather has been so crappy (and the Jen has been so gimpy) I really haven't had the chance to look at the outdoor arena. It's spacious and the footing isn't bad. It's flanked on two sides by paddocks, with some awfully cute Paints.





    Gator enjoying the sun.



    Though /I/ wasn't too impressed with the wind.



    Gator was feeling a little frisky. I haven't seen him move so fast in a long time xD






    It was starting to look as though the weather was getting bad, so I toddled back into the barn and said goodbye to my favorite little animal. <3



    I could not get over how funny this crabby horse looked xD Thought I'd share with you all!



    I also managed to hit the gym today, and get a nice swimming workout. It's not much, and my stamina is low, but every little bit helps, right?
    Hopefully next time I update, I'll be riding and not just taking really lame selfies ;D

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        02-24-2014, 05:50 PM
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    You have another follower ;) Glad you're re-united with your horse. Horses make everything better! Even though I was sick yesterday, I dragged myself to the barn to groom my girl - it's like therapy for the soul.
         
        02-24-2014, 07:10 PM
      #39
    Green Broke


    I love followers! <3

    I forgot to ask on your thread... what are you sick with? ):

    Mini Update <3 Monday, February 24, 2014.

    Had a busy couple of days. My stamina isn't up to where it used to be (not even close, as a person who went to the gym nearly twice everyday!) and so I get tired very easily.

    Despite being sillishly (which I know isn't a word, but totally should be) tired, I talked my mom into driving me to the gym. I only get to swim, and spent half the time in the hot tub. It feel nice to be making progress.

    My next doctor's appointment is on the 3rd. If all goes as planned (and it has thus far) I should be cleared to walk in a normal shoe. AAANNNDDD, by default, drive and ride! Aahhhh I am so excited!
         
        02-24-2014, 07:15 PM
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    I love followers! <3

    I forgot to ask on your thread... what are you sick with? ):

    Mini Update <3 Monday, February 24, 2014.

    Had a busy couple of days. My stamina isn't up to where it used to be (not even close, as a person who went to the gym nearly twice everyday!) and so I get tired very easily.

    Despite being sillishly (which I know isn't a word, but totally should be) tired, I talked my mom into driving me to the gym. I only get to swim, and spent half the time in the hot tub. It feel nice to be making progress.

    My next doctor's appointment is on the 3rd. If all goes as planned (and it has thus far) I should be cleared to walk in a normal shoe. AAANNNDDD, by default, drive and ride! Aahhhh I am so excited!
    Ohhh a hot tub sounds good right now. I've been battling this sinus infection that has now turned into bronchitis. I'm starting a second round of antibiotics so hopefully that will nip it in the butt!

    Glad your recovery is progressing so well!
         

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