I almost forgot that on this date four years ago my life changed forever. On March 13th, 2007 Gen was playing outside in the field when he hurt himself. I did not know at the time what a life changing injury it would be (for both of us). The terribleness of it all did not show up until later.
I think that one of the reasons I forgot was because of how well he is doing. I mean, look at the pictures from earlier today. Is his leg fat? Yes. I mean, there is no denying that he is not a normal horse. Look at the pictures of him playing and being happy. I never, ever, thought that Gen would be able to run without boots on ever again. Look at him go now.
That doesn’t mean that I don’t worry about him getting hurt again. Look at how I reacted when he hurt his tendon sheeth last year…I thought that was it for him.
So far Gen has lived three years on borrowed time and I like to think that he makes the most of it. I don’t think that most people understand why I did all the things I did to save him, but I really love him and get so much enjoyment from being around him even without riding.
I think that it is a really good sign that I almost forgot this anniversary. Maybe time really does heal all wounds…