Horse Life

Gone…All Gone

HOW in the world is it December?

Me lately. Winter is NOT my favorite season

So since I last posted, uh, 2 weeks ago (oops), not much of interest has happened. Leo was on break and took full advantage:

So tired from all the winning he’s done since coming off the track in May

P and I went to Trainer B’s for some dressage lessons:

P’s face when he got on the trailer was PRICELESS

P’s been ridden more in the last month than he has in the past 18 months, and is finally in some semblance of shape:

My only goal for this winter is to learn to keep my shoulders back
Getting the stretch back

4 days before I was supposed to have surgery on my nerve, I got bit by a spider AND got poison ivy on the arm that was supposed to be operated on. So now surgery is scheduled for the 27th, which means 3 less weeks of healing time before the end of winter.

Naturally the incision is supposed to end where the bite is.

Family came from Chicago for Thanksgiving and I tried to show off P:

P: If I pretend I’m sleeping, maybe they won’t ask me to do anything

But really, I have no leg to stand on because, as my mom pointed out, this is what I did when everyone thought it’d be great fun to decorate for Christmas:

Me: If I pretend I’m sleeping, maybe they won’t ask me to do anything

And finally, Leo left for Florida this AM with Trainer B. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up a bit (and that I’m not TOTALLY JEALOUS). I’m hoping I’ll be able to find some time to go visit down there, and if all goes well with the arm, be ready to go once he comes back.

Until then, I’ll be here in cold, dark (by 5:30 waaaahhh), wet North Carolina, dreaming of this:


Happy holidays, amirite?

18 thoughts on “Gone…All Gone”

  1. Um, that spider bite looks NASTY. Yikes. Sorry you had to postpone surgery! Winter is the worst but at least you won’t have to worry about turning Leo into the ultimate superstar since Trainer B will be doing that for you! I mean..he’ll be in the sunshine doing it… but still…


    1. By Sunday night (original surgery was supposed to be this past Monday) it was pretty much healed. But because I was on steroids/antibiotics, they couldn’t do it 😭😭😭


  2. That bite looks gross. I should have had Trainer B swing by my place and pick Eeyore up to. I think he would express mail him right back HA! Also, P and you are soul mates even if you don’t want to admit it. Those two pictures are great.


    1. I’d love to see Eeyore’s expression if he went to Trainer B’s 🤣

      And yeah, that’s what my mom said when I asked her to send me the picture of P laying down. I didn’t know she had taken the one of me, so she sent both and said we were the same creature 😂


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