I hate to be a spoiled brat, but I want my horses now please. I want them to not be over an hour away at my parent's house. I want them to be right outside the door like they used to be when I lived with Mom and Dad. I want to be able to go to barrel races. *sighs* I've been married for almost 4 months and the boys and girl are still at Mom and Dad's. What am I waiting on? A place to keep them? Nope, got a pasture and a barn lined up that's 20 minutes away and get this....free. All we have to do is clip the pasture and look after the guy's two horses. I also have a perfectly good completely rebuilt horse trailer that was my Dad and mine's last project before I got married. I'm waiting on my Dad to get my truck repaired. Dad has two trucks - a 95 Dodge Du-lie and a 91 Dodge 3/4 ton which is the truck that I first started showing with, and I LOVE it. It just needed the motor adjusted and a little body work - mainly just paint. We got the motor work done. Check. But the guy who is a friend and usually does our body work is a shit and won't call us back. Daddy finally got mad and found another guy who has prices comparable to the "shit" and has decided to let him just do it. It will be another two weeks or so before he can get it in the shop to paint it and hopefully he can get done with it pretty quick. And just so you know, I will love my Daddy forever for doing this for me. He's going to let me use the 91 Dodge until I buy my own pulling truck and he's always said that the horse trailer was mine. I love my parents soooooo much. I just want to get back to riding with some consistency. Last year I had Mononucleosis and was not allowed to ride until August and then it was way to hot to try to work out of shape horses so I just waited until it got cool. Then it was the holidays and I got to ride but not show. Then in January we had all kinds of family problems - my grandmother got sick and died in February and that was quite a toll to the family and I was helping out with that so no riding, which was fine. Then, I got married in June, so it was all wedding all the time until June. Ok. I'm married now dammit. I'm starting a new job. I will soon have money to take care of my beasts. I AM READY TO MOVE THESE HORSES DOWN HERE. I am out of shape, and flabby and have gained like 15 pounds. I have always struggled with my weight and my little secret weapon has always been riding. You ride two barrel horses a day every day for 2-3 hours and you're gonna loose weight and be toned. Plus, I just miss them like crazy. They are my kids. I love them so much. Two of the three I'm moving I've raised since one was 2 and the other was 3 and they are 7 and 8 now. The other is a sweet 12 year old finished barrel horse that a friend has basically given me. Such a sweet boy!Lord, give me patience. I hate to sound all bitchy and winny, but I really miss them. I'm ready to get back to riding on a daily basis and going to barrel races. I haven't seen my horse buddies in two years basically. It's not for much longer. I hope. cross posted to equestrian and my personal journal
Guh, I can understand, had mono last year in August and I couldn't ride pretty much all winter. I'm in school and my horses are 45 minutes away, which isn't too far but its almost impossible for me to get down there more than once a week. I want to move them up here but I can't afford both of them to be moved, just one. And its SO hard to choose. I love them both and they both need practice and training. ARG.
It sucks, but it's not forever. My truck will be ready some time around the middle of October and then I can move them down here. I was lucky in college. There was a great university 30 minutes away so I just lived at home and commuted back and forth every day. I can't imagine having to pay board in a college town, it has to be so expensive.
That last comment was from me, I just forgot to sign in. Silly me. :)