Started off with crawling out of bed, and while waiting for the coffee to brew, Leah texted me saying she was at the barn. Got coffee, headed to visit, and was surprised with breakfast burritos! Thanks Leah!
So then, Amy and her friend (I'm scared to try to spell her name) showed up. Did some riding, with Amy working out Boo and Doodles for me, and her friend riding Ash. I think she did very well, and it's always wonderful to get back on a horse after such a long time away. And while we did that, Leah rode too. Lots of great people, and lots of riding time, and me running around in mismatched clothes and plastic shoes. Ahh, the joys of the weekend.
So then, as Leah's about to leave, she asked me if I had missed my chance to get feed. AHHH! Feed store closes in 20 minutes, and I don't have enough grain for the weekend! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep, rushed out, and made it with 5 minutes to spare. A half ton of grain loaded up (should last almost a week) and I'm hooked up for the weekend. Got back, and even had time to sit down and drink a gatoraid. Well, or so I thought. Got the drink, sat down, and then checked the clock.
Crap, Farrier should be here.
Peeked my head out the back door, and there's his truck. *sigh* I can drink and rest in the barn as well as the house, right? So what if there's no AC.
So, half a herd of horses later, and some good gossip with the farrier, and guess who shows up again? Yep... LEAH! And she was in one hell of a nice ride too. She brought beer by, which does me no good as I am not the biggest beer fan, but the guys loved it!
By this point, my plastic slop on shoes are seeming like a bad idea, and I'm wondering when they will make true summer proof deodorant!
Finished up with the trims/shoes, and then fed a whole whack of ponies, and slipped inside. I have to say, I am sitting on my butt for a bit before I hit the shower! I'm actually thinking that once I get clean, I might not be able to stay awake that much longer.
I suppose I should think about eating something. That breakfast burrito is long gone by now.
On the upside, I'm ready to go for tomorrow, and I have a whole bunch of horses ready to get into training. With Amy helping me out, I think I'm gonna be able to get some of my younger drafts started up and put into the lesson string (eventually that is). I will have a full draft barn one day (well, at least mostly, because I do have a few odd balls I'm keeping). Odd how things work out though. I thought I was going to have a draft lesson horse, and then didn't, but now it looks like things are actually working out for the best. While I may not be totally conquering my fears, I have friends all around me that are helping me work around them and stay ahead.
I may stink, but I'm a very happy girl. I love my life.