Have I mentioned here that I have broken at least one rib but my guess is it is probably two? I could have done it from taking a spill off of my very large horse over a huge jump. I could have done it while being risky on our quad. There could be some really good story behind how I have broken the first bones I have ever broken. But lame as it is, I guess I am thankful it wasn't one of those more "exciting" senarios. Instead the real story is, I was sick for about two weeks, toward the end of the sickness I would have uncontrollable coughing fits. During one of those fits I broke my ribs. Who knew that those little bones would cause so much pain, discomfort and problems in my every day life? My life involves way too much physical activity and most of those activities are NOT good for broken ribs. Digging post holes, cleaning stalls, shoveling dirt and even grooming shedding, muddy horses are all tough and painful activities that MUST be done. Best thing is, riding does not bother them at all!!! So a little catch up on what has been going on around here.
Started giving lessons to a teenage girl that wants to use one of my horses for 4-H. She was hoping to ride Steady but I just don't think she will be good enough by then to handle him. Lily is coming next week and I have plans to have her work with her and I told her if she sticks with it that I think her and Lily can do a Green as Grass eventing derby by the fall. Best part is she works off her lessons so I am getting alot of needed work done around here.
Pony club riding meetings are starting up and I am planning to join as a horsemaster.
My husband has been working hard around the farm. Cleaning up the property from fallen branches and trash. This weekend he replaced a rotting corner post. He did a fantastic job! Now I just need to ge the fencing put back up.
Not horse related but farm related. I have a job doing a petting zoo for the local country club on Easter Sunday and I have been on the hunt for bunnies, chicks and a lamb. Chicks I know I can get at the farm store but the others I am still trying to get my hands on. I have a few leads and met some adorable little lambies today. Remember Amy they will be on your dinner table in a few months don't get too attached!
Finally to the big guy we all know and love, Steady Smiler aka The Dude! Speaking of, what do you all think? Do I stick with his name Steady that I have used up until now. I mean there are quite a few people that recognize him by the name Steady. Or do I change his show name to The Dude? I love The Dude and kinda wish I would have thought of it sooner so I wouldn't have this dilema. I have only shown him and called him Steady anywhere that we have gone up until this point. What are your thoughts? Ok now on to our rides. Last I left you I was ticked off at being a cranky rider. I am glad to say you are all right, Steady didn't miss a beat after that ride. He has just been on his 'A' game and it is SO fun! We have a lesson tomorrow with a new instructor. Well I know her because she is the Pony Club DC for our club but I have never lessoned with her. I always feel like lessoning with someone knew is so risky. I guess I know what instructors I like and to try new ones is like a gamble whether or not I will get something out of it. And I value my lessons probably more than most people and I hate the thought of 'wasting' one. We will see tomorrow I guess. I will be sure to fill you in. I hope to be able to grow up someday and ride like Karen and Hampton! Did you see her last post? Da-yum girl you two are looking good!