4 days feels like forever! Stupid snow!

So even before Gen got hurt I knew I could not be a “typical retired horse owner”. I always was judgy of those people who would come to give their horse a carrot once a month when they dropped of their board check. When Gen first got hurt everyone said to either put him down, send him to a cheap retirement place out of state, or if I really couldn’t have him be far, at least send him to a full service retirement place close by so I wouldn’t have to deal with him.

I am a full service owner. I like to be involved. I enjoy talking to the vet and asking questions when Gen gets his shots and I don’t mind holding my horse when he gets his feet done (even if he is more of a nudge with me holding than just being on the cross ties). I really don’t mind bringing my own horse in from the field when I am already at the barn or giving my spoiled boy his wormer and watching him be all dramatic about it. I love my pony and want to spend as much time with him as possible. 

I did consider putting him in a local retirement farm, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. When I called and asked about visiting hours they were once a week on Sunday’s. I cannot live with only seeing my horse once a week! So where is this coming from?? I am going crazy right now because I have not seen Gen since MONDAY…4 days ago! Like crazy. I miss him so much right now!

A week of storms combined with one late work day in the middle of the week means I have not seen my horse in FOREVER. The last time it was this long was at Christmas when I went away, and even then I had someone go and check in on him. Gen’s barn is in the country…which means it is usually the last group of roads to get treated. Most people out by Gen’s have SUV’s but I have my not-off-road worthy hybrid is not exactly going to get me through a snow bank. So when I got a text from one of the barn owners today warning me it was terrible up by the barn I knew it would be yet another day without seeing my handsome boy.

The only good thing is that tomorrow is the weekend so I should be able to pick the warmest and sunniest time to go out and visit. I mean, at this point I am ready to hike the 15 miles out to the barn to see Gen. I have a feeling he went out today, so I doubt he is missing me as much as I am missing him. Stupid winter!


On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 2:40 PM, Michelle Hauser <mhauser2014@gmail.com> wrote:

So even before Gen got hurt I knew I could not be a “typical retired horse owner”. I always was judgy of those people who would come to give their horse a carrot once a month when they dropped of their board check. When Gen first got hurt everyone said to either put him down, send him to a cheap retirement place out of state, or if I really couldn’t have him be far, at least send him to a full service retirement place close by so I wouldn’t have to deal with him.

I am a full service owner. I like to be involved. I enjoy talking to the vet and asking questions when Gen gets his shots and I don’t mind holding my horse when he gets his feet done (even if he is more of a nudge with me holding than just being on the cross ties). I really don’t mind bringing my own horse in from the field when I am already at the barn or giving my spoiled boy his wormer and watching him be all dramatic about it. I love my pony and want to spend as much time with him as possible. 

I did consider putting him in a local retirement farm, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. When I called and asked about visiting hours they were once a week on Sunday’s. I cannot live with only seeing my horse once a week! So where is this coming from?? I am going crazy right now because I have not seen Gen since MONDAY…4 days ago! Like crazy. I miss him so much right now!

A week of storms combined with one late work day in the middle of the week means I have not seen my horse in FOREVER. The last time it was this long was at Christmas when I went away, and even then I had someone go and check in on him. Gen’s barn is in the country…which means it is usually the last group of roads to get treated. Most people out by Gen’s have SUV’s but I have my not-off-road worthy hybrid is not exactly going to get me through a snow bank. So when I got a text from one of the barn owners today warning me it was terrible up by the barn I knew it would be yet another day without seeing my handsome boy.

The only good thing is that tomorrow is the weekend so I should be able to pick the warmest and sunniest time to go out and visit. I mean, at this point I am ready to hike the 15 miles out to the barn to see Gen. I have a feeling he went out today, so I doubt he is missing me as much as I am missing him. Stupid winter!

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