It's been a busy week. While I began working horses last week, although not riding them, we really were only working one trailer load a day. That's three horses. This week we are working three trailer loads for a total of eight horses AND I have started back up at the gym.
I am only riding one horse, however. My bottom won't take more than that and I am only riding briefly. I think I need to "toughen" up my b*tt before I get back in the saddle at my normal pace. The gym hasn't been kind to my back side either but I'm going to tough it out. I can't afford to get behind any farther than I am already.
That all means I have been dragging my sorry *ss (I think that's appropriate under the circumstances) out of bed at 4:30 AM. I'm at the gym at 5 until 6. Then I head home to feed the horses before taking a shower and having breakfast.
By 8:30 I am at Richard's with the first trailer load of horses and the day travels on from there on the horses's schedule. Training horses like therapy is a process. Unlike therapy you can't set a time limit on a session. You do what you have to to get to the point the horse has it figured out. Some times is a short session............and sometimes it's a long one. (Do you think therapists could learn a lesson from horse trainers?)
So today's process for 8 horses was finished at 6:30 PM. I did get an hour for lunch which included a brief but much needed power nap. From the way my body feels tonight you wouldn't think that nap did much good, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have finished the day without collapsing if I hadn't had it. I'm not complaining.........just letting you know what I"m up to and why my brain hasn't managed to conjure up another post.
I've been contacted by a reporter who wants to do a story about me (and other's like me I think). He found me through the blog and then emailed me. I haven't decided what I'm going to do though. I was hoping for input from all of you. What do you think??