Sorry for no entertaining post title, not feeling much like being creative right now.
It's been a tough February so far for the mare and for me. I hadn't realized how much I've been relying on my regular rides and regular routine. During these cold and dark months when not much else is going on it's made me feel like I'm actually accomplishing something. Now we haven't had that for nearly three weeks and both of us are feeling it.
After every ride, even if they're not amazing, I feel amazing because I feel like we're making progress. Today was tough because I spent the day at a career fair and my co-worker and I were talking horses (I'm lucky enough to have a co-worker with horses) and it's so unseasonably warm that she was excited to go to the barn later. I could have gone to groom and see Katai and I'm sure that she would have loved to have me there but it was tough to convince myself to spend an hour in the car for such a short time with her especially on a night when I needed to pack.
I'm still not sure exactly when the new boots are supposed to get here but I'm honestly a little freaked out about leaving her for a week like this. Thankfully I have an amazing BM that will take amazing care of her. We're having a huge melt and so part of me is hoping that the ice will melt and the ground will be soft enough to give her a break. Hopefully the mud that's the result of that won't cause issues itself.
I'll be back on Friday the 26th and will have my fingers and toes crossed the whole trip that she's feeling better by then. If not, I'm hoping that the boots will be here and those will be helpful.
Poor pony :-(