Friday, July 22, 2011

Journey: Present and Past

Unfortunately yesterday, which was cool, was not meant for pony-riding, as family friends came home to find the fire department on their lawn, after their hydro lines caused a grass fire. Thankfully it was extinguished and while close to the house, did not cause any serious damage. The BF and I however, spent last night lending them a hand in tracing the cause of the fire.

Tonight, we'll be out helping again, which means that I won't get in another ride. : (

What I will do, is since my new saddle is still moving on time across North Dakota, is head to Pembina to pick it up. I'm uber excited, since it is non-gussetted (thanks Kiirsten for explaining that to me), and may fit better then my current. I also get to ride it tomorrow (hopefully).

On a weird note, I came across an advertisement for a barn worker online the other day. They were on the way out to my barn and I was thinking "Hey, this would be a great way to cover some pony expenses AND make sure I'm headed out to the barn each day". So I shot the person an email and soon discovered that they knew some polo people in the area. They asked who I used to work for...

And shortly thereafter, I discovered it was the wife of the City officer who was driving the horse trailer up the driveway when my head was cracked open by the polo horse 6 years ago. Of course she still remembered me, and I still remembered them, but at the end of the day, it would take a bit to get me back in that place. Plus our schedules didn't align, so it looks like that won't be happening. Sucks too, as it would have been a sweet deal that included indoor winter board...sigh.

Now I just wait and hope for nice weather tomorrow for our trail ride. In the mean time, I'm trying to find 'something' for the BF to do while I ride horses all the time, as it's clear he gets tired of being alone in the house while I'm off gallivanting. Funny, as where I previously thought this was unique to our relationship, I've recently learned T has the same thing with her significant other. Anyone else suffer from 'boyfriend neglect' while pursuing their passion for horses?


  1. My boyfriend is constantly jealous of the pony. Even though he's a big time fisherman, it's clear the fish don't fulfill him like the ponies do for me. Plus if we get in a tiff, the first thing I do is stomp off to Grayson :D

    Year's ago before I had Grayson, the bf kept telling me to get a hobby because I'd get upset if he was fishing all the time. Well he got his wish.

    He doesn't get mad about my pony time (and I've been better at balancing it) and he sees how important Grayson is to me and my sanity. :)

  2. I'm uber-excited for your Courbette too! Can't wait to see pics.

  3. Aurgh. Except it isn't listing as 'arrived' with UPS yet and I'm supposed to start driving down there in 15 minutes! And need to get back in time for dinner with my folks! Come on Courbette!!! : P