It’s always great to have a day off from work. I can always use the time to catch up on the things needed around the house. When its unexpected, because of my husband’s illness, there’s not a whole lot that gets done. I’m just to darn tired from the previous sleepless night. There are so many possibilities that cross my mind, that could happen, while lying in bed after one of his episodes. I managed to get some sleep during the early morning hours of 5 and 9 AM. I woke for a short time to let my manager know, I wasn’t going to make it for work. I hate those days. Feeling guilty for not being able to work creeps over me through-out the day. My husband had gone to the doctor early morning to get checked out. You just never know what the out-come might be. I’m thankful it wasn’t serious, this time.
I managed to get to spend some time out at the barn this afternoon. The feeling of exhaustion over-whelmed me. I chose not to saddle Jewels and ride. Instead, I called them all up for a good brushing. They were caked in mud. Jerzey was the first one to the barn as usual. She enjoys human companionship. Not to mention, her appetite for what ever is buried in my pockets, over-rides the thinking-side of her brain. Food is better, by far, than the possibility she might be ridden. Handsome and Jewels lingered around the paddock area to see what was going to happen to Jerzey. After the coast is clear, they wander up to the barn. They’re funny creatures by nature. All of them have this uncanny ability to cause laughter. My horses are like having “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. They’re good for the soul.
I caught Jewels and Handsome and tied them to the trailer. I caught Jerzey, led her in the barn, clipped her bridle path, then put her in a stall. Handsome was next on my agenda. He was being a bit of a snit about standing cross-tied in the barn. I took care of business and tied him back up to the trailer. Instead of leading Jewels to the barn, I gathered up my stuff and took it to her. I brushed and curried her off. She didn’t need to be clipped. I did that last weekend. My husband purchased ‘Zemectrin’ worm medicine a couple of days ago, so I took care of that today. It’s been nearly 90 days since the last worming. We had the shoes removed from all the horses 3 months ago, also. I’m not going to have them re-shod. They do well without having iron. I think they hit the ground better without them. They are quite expensive to maintain, too.
All in all, the day turned out to be productive. I’m going back in the house for a nap. I have to be at work at 7 AM in the morning. Until next time. Happy horsing around!