Monday, September 19, 2011

ohh i love my job (:

I'm currently working for a local dressage trainer at her farm. I will refer to her as J.C. My job includes many different jobs. I'm responsible for cleaning stalls, feeding horses, setting up grain, laundry, hand walking injured horses, picking fields, riding horses, tacking up horses, cleaning tack, and many other things. I really enjoy everyone at the barn and there are some pretty cool horses there!

Here are just a few of the wonderful horses I get to play with (: 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wow .. what can happen in a year...

My very very very bestfriend, a year ago today, had to make the sudden decision to let the love of her life be put to rest. She had a beautiful black appendix Thoroughbred named Razz. He was 9 years old when he was put down. I have known her and Razz for a long time. And I treated Razz like he was my own horse.

His Story:
Somehow when Razz was out in the pasture that day, he got his leg caught in the fencing and panicked and pulled and pulled until he was free. I few hours later is when someone finally realized he was hurt. They rushed him to Purdue, being that they were only a couple miles away. Razz could bearly move his leg to get on the trailer. When they got there, it was only bad news from there. He had totally ripped in half 3 tendons in his back lower leg.

She was told that they could put him back together, but he would never be sound again.... Razz was a very amazing barrel racer going on dressage horse ( believe it or not).  He would never be happy standing around in a pasture. She had to make a very quick choice and chose to put Razzel to rest.

To My Bestfriend:
I love you both with all my heart. I feel for you now more then ever, having to go through some of the same things. Thank you so much for being here for me, just like I was there for you (: You are an amazing person

Little lex <3

Monday, September 12, 2011

The very hard but honest truth..

 Henny has been lame for about 6 weeks now, and he went to the vet yesterday, he has torn his left hind medical meniscus about 80% of the way, his lateral meniscus is inflamed, and has torn the cruciate about 75% of the way .. and he still acting like a happy boy =/ enough to break your heart.

The only thing that could be done from him is stem cell treatment, which would mean a lot of stall rest, followed by small pasture turn-out. With this treatment he will never be able to do his job ever again (jump) and there is only about a 20% chance he will ever be sound again.

He's my bestfriend, He's taught me how to be strong, He loves me with everything thing he's got, He will carry me over any jump i point him at! And yet right now i can't really do anything for him but love him! The hardest thing i have to do is speak for him, and all i can seem to do is talk circles!

Thank you to all my friends and family that are helping me through this i couldnt do it without you guys. Sometime next month, we will have to have Henny euthanized. Until then, I continues to groom, talk to, and hug him. He gets turned out in a small pasture each day with Cheers, and just gets to be a horse. I'm staying strong for him, he desevers it.

Its whats best for him, and thats all i can think about. He gave me his all for the time we had together. He is an amazing horse and he is getting a happy and peaceful ending (: Everyone who has met this horse truly knows how much love he has for everyone. When i met him almost 3 years ago, i fell in love with him right away, he will be in my heart forever ! you will be truly missed Hennessy. ):

I realized today how easy it is for my to type what i feel and not cry at all. But this evening when i was trying to read what i posted on Facebook to my mom, the water works began.