It's finally here. My boy is finally here. <3
Headlights belonging to a big rig cut through the darkness at around 7 last night. Gator unloaded like a champ, and quickly settled into his cozy little box stall. The stable hand was very welcoming, and dressed Gator appropriately.
I am absolutely ecstatic to have my horse home.
A brief introduction...
I'm Jen (:
I am a college student on their last year of study at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I have been a Hunter/Jumper rider for fourteen years. Gator is my second horse, and was gifted to me by the best trainer I have ever had. He is a twenty year old, Hunt-Type Paint gelding. I love him to pieces. <3 He means everything to me, and I am so happy to have him home.
For those of you that have been following my other thread, you know that I had an accident a couple of months ago.
I fell off my boyfriend's third story balcony. I shattered my heel, broke my hip, tail bone, pelvis in four places, and cracked my skull in three. I have had two surgeries, spent two weeks in the hospital, two in a nursing home, but am family home. I am hobbling around on crutches, and may be able to start weight bearing soon. (:
So... yeah. I'll be keeping up this thread as a journal, for both myself and Gator. (: I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!!
I'll be following along as you blog.......how long do you think it's going to be before you're able to saddle up and ride a bit?
I take it you're out of school until the fall semester of 2014?
You sure look uncomfortable right now....hope everything continues to improve as days go forward....
By the way, Gator looks a lot like our QH Jack.....glad he's there with you as I'm sure having him there with you will give you more reason to get up a move around some...He's a beauty for sure...
Hi, gunslinger!! I appreciate the first follow 8D
In regards to when I'll be riding.. It's going to be a while.
Unfortunately, the doctor that did my second surgery and is still in charge of my ankle is a young doctor, and very conservative. Every precaution is taken. It's a good thing for my recovery, but a bad thing for what little patience I have. I just got my cast off today (yay!) and had a boot put on. That means I can at least bathe that part of my body now xD
Anyway! Long story story, I would guess not until February or March, per the doctor. It's driving me crazy already.
The assumption about school is correct. I worked very hard to get my **** together and graduate on time, but I have to put everything on hold anyway and that sucks.
With luck I will be able to return during the summer semester.
How long have you had Jack? What kind of riding do you do with him? (:
As a closing statement... :>
I hope you heal fast enough and the days without riding fly by like they never existed.
Thank you, Cherrij! I really appreciate it. I am already chomping at the metaphorical bit.
A sad Jen looking longingly at other people's feetprintsies. xD
I bought Jack at three days old for DW....he's a cutting bread QH and now five years old......and only trail ridden....
I'm thinking if you can ride in February then you're healing up pretty quick....
Gunslinger--You should post a pic of Jack. (: He's just a baby, especially compared to his twinsie 8D
And yes, February isn't too far off... even though it certainly feels that way.
Jen managed to make a stupid move over the New Year's celebration, and piss of her significant other by getting sick and turning into a general rude face. Sometimes I feel as though I have the IQ of a peanut...
Here's a picture of Jack....he's actually kind of faded in this picture... he's solid black...not a speck of white on him anywhere....
I should have known better than to drink very much, considering I haven't at all since the accident.
But yes, I apologized profusely and repeatedly. He seemed to accept my apology, and we spent the day together, but now I haven't heard from him. .___. Boys confuse me.
Jack does look a lot like Gator! They have the same, big butt :>
That's interesting that he's typically black! I would call Gator a "liver chestnut", but am not very familiar with genetics and stuff...
Yea, well, I've been married to the same woman for 29 years now....and I'll admit girls confuse me too...:wink: On the other hand.....she's my favorite person so go figure....
Drinking sure seems to bring you some misery.....now that reefer is legal out there maybe you should switch? LOL
I remember when I got to my first army unit in Kempo_op Korea...the first Sargent told me "We only have two enlisted barracks....the stoners are over there and the drunks are over there"......"pick one"....
One thing about men is most only use a few colors and hardly ever use shades.....so, Jack is Black....more so in the summer when he's stalled during the day....
What about Gator? Are you able to get out and visit with him? Is he there with you or do you board him?
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