Life for everyone is a series of ups and downs. I definitely feel them and although I go along with the tide, there are times the tide knocks me down and takes away my breath.
This morning we were forced to put down one of Lauren’s Burmese cats. He had been experiencing medical difficulties and had an accident on the stairs. Our only path forward was to let him go.
I know that some people who do not have pets or horses just don’t seem to get it. I guess they just think it is like getting a stain on their favorite shirt – troublesome but not a big deal. They don’t offer their condolences or really seem to realize why you’re upset. May I never grow to be that way.
Also, I went with Lauren to her trainer’s today. Her trainer has recently built a new place and everything looks so nice. Plus, the property itself seems so peaceful. What a great place!
Next, we headed out to take Betty Sue some new feed. She is not wanting to eat the food she normally consumes. Apparently, she is on a hunger strike. Hopefully, a change in food is all that is needed.
We thought we had Betty Sue really ready to go but she is putting up a bit of a fight and not being a star pupil. I would not want her to be a mushy, push-over but also I don’t want to have a fight every time I get on her back. Best case, she will put up a little bit of a fight because she is a strong, confident mare but hopefully that strength pays off in spades when we get her out in the arena doing something she was born to do.
I feel she’s made great strides in the week that she has been with the trainer. I’ll see how she’s doing by next week.
In the end, you just got to keep riding on. Thank you.