Grounded, but not for much longer
December 30, 2010 2 Comments
Amazing. I took the last two weeks of the year off work … and haven’t thrown a leg over a horse during that entire time. Pre-Christmas chaos and a post-Christmas bout of the flu conspired to wreck my plans of extra lessons and focused rides.
I finally made it out to the barn tonight – I’m still far from 100% – and got a warm reception from Maddie, who was happy to hang out and submit to lots of ear-rubs and forehead scratches while her bucket of “mare mush” — a generous scoop of beet pulp topped off with alfalfa cubes – soaked. I fed her, finished grooming, and poked a few more carrots down the hatch for good measure. I’m away for the weekend, but am determined to be back in the saddle on Monday.
I swear, if I’m grounded this long anytime soon, it better be because I’m in Europe or something equally worthwhile.