Monday, September 29, 2008

When work keeps me from riding I get grumpy.

I have much to write, but I've been really busy. Work kept me from being able to ride my horse for an entire week, and then the one day I was able to ride I found Kaswyn had pulled off one of his front shoes. I was already pretty frustrated that I hadn't been able to ride because of work, but then to finally get out there and only be able to groom my horse really made me want to bang my head against the wall. However, I saw something in his stall that day that made me pretty happy.

Looks like Kaswyn has resumed the Dip and Sip. Just in time for the horse dentist to come out tomorrow. Figures! I'm keeping the appointment, since I want him to check out that questionable tooth, and fix the developing wave mouth that Kaswyn is getting.

Since he's seeing the dentist I rode Kaswyn today instead of tomorrow. Fortunately a week off doesn't seem to have affected him and we had a great ride. I'm thinking that sometime in the middle of next month that I'll call my trainer for a lesson. I'm excited at the thought of a lesson, even if it will be in a small arena!


Unknown said...

Aw, please keep me posted with how you get on with Kaswyn, it must be such a thrill to ride him and be in an arena with him? Work sometimes is a pain with fitting things in, i try and ride my horse but mostly end up grooming him and cleaning his tack because of how busy i am at work at the moment!

Carol said...

Griffin is a "dip and sipper" too!! ha-ha, I've never heard it called that -- I'll have to remember that one! I know what you mean when work keeps you from riding. I hate that too. With 2 jobs, I do a lot of juggling in that respect too. Sometimes it gets my family and friends angry too as they just don't seem to understand just how limited my time can be **sigh** I hope all goes well for you and Kaswyn with the dentist!

Anonymous said...

Now that's what I'm talking about. Shades of the Squid.

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

I hate how my job always gets in the way of my riding! I have bargained with my boss to let me work late on certain days so I get off a bit earlier and ride on others. It's never enough though.

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