So as I sit here in front of my computer at 5:44 am I am feeling big pangs of guilt. Why? Because the high today is 24 degrees with 40 mph wind gusts, meaning the real feel is in the single digits. Brrr. And Gennyral’s heavy blanket is sitting downstairs by the door instead of snuggly on him. Poor pony. He is layed with his outdoor medium under his outdoor sheet, but I am worried that might not be warm enough. I was thinking of calling to have the barn change him into his two medium weights, but I think that might be too hot. I think his heavy with his sheet over it would have been perfect. And I am really mad at myself for not bringing his heavy weight to the barn sooner. For 3 weeks now I go home every night from the barn and tell myself to get the blanket out of my basement. And every night I get side tracked and forget. My poor pony has to pay the price for my forgetfulness. Lucky for me, Gen has a nice jacket already built in because he grows a good winter coat. I still worry about him getting chilly though. And I am also worried about Phoenix because I did just tear his medium. I am sure his owner borrowed other layers from other horses so he is not freezing, but I worry anyway.
So to make myself feel better I want to know if anyone else out there has ever repeatedly forgot to bring something to the barn, or is it just me. In the past, I have been pretty good about blankets, but I am always terrible about bringing out horse treats. Sometimes Gen gets carrots a week old that have been sitting in my fridge waiting to go to the barn. Can’t you see what a neglected pony I have.
I am supposed to have a lesson today on Phoenix. With the cold and the high winds I am not sure that is such a good idea anymore. Brrrrrrr.