Sunday, February 15, 2015

Weather Is A Psychopath

I'm feeling a little disgruntled this week. Seriously I feel like I could be in a picket line somewhere protesting one of life's many inequalities. I still love my life. It's still full and good and all that but man, sometimes things just suck and just sort of get to you, you know.

My tummy hurts Mom. :(
This mainly has to do with this completely shitty weather. I mean 50s over the past weekend and dipping down to the single digits Monday night culminating with a negative 9 with wind chill this morning! up down up down a yo yo on steroids. Of course the real reason I'm upset about the weather is because Loki was just a bit colic-y on Monday. It wasn't really enough to be scary but it was definitely enough to make me concerned. I didn't even notice it at first until I was watching him in the cross ties and he kept stretching out like he was going to pee only not peeing. So I took him out to find what little green grass there is and let him graze a bit and the barn peeps kept an eye on him for the rest of the day. He was fine by Wednesday but it just emphasizes how crappy this weather has been. This is the first time since I've had him that Loki has ever acted like his stomach was bothering him in any way.

So I've pretty much been in an irritable mood all week. Little things that don't normally bother me much are driving me crazy, things that I don't normally spend that much time thinking about. For instance isn't anyone else completely over the fact that if you put a horse logo on something the price immediately quadruples? Ugh, I'm so tired of over-priced crap just because it's for a horse. Another thing is saddles. It's so annoying/depressing/maddening that a pro can buy a saddle for literally half the price anyone else pays for it. I know, I know it's a great marketing strategy but seriously I'm going to do my best to stop buying things simply because so and so big name rider/trainer has it and do my best to find economical alternatives. Just because they say "it's the best" doesn't really mean it's "the best."

Anyways, it's mid-February which means Spring can't be too far away right? I'm in serious need of a long, relaxing trail ride.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

My Friends

First a rant about the weather. It's warm then it's cold then it's warm then it rains then it's cold then it snows then it's warm then it's cold... It's enough to drive us all mad!

I haven't talked about this a whole lot on here but if you've been following me for very long at all then you'll know that I work with a non profit organization.

 

This has been a really amazing year for the organization. For starters we received our TAA accreditation this year. If you follow anything about OTTBs at all then you'll probably have heard about TAA. Suffice to say it is a pretty big deal and we are super honored and excited. The accreditation process is pretty arduous and we are the only organization based in Indiana that has achieved this so far.

We've also already adopted two horses this year alone with another one out on trial. There are other organizations that are bigger and adopt out a lot more horses than we do but we are growing and the ladies I work with are all committed to our goals of finding the best possible homes for the horses that are in our care. If you aren't already you should follow us on Facebook.

Two of our new FFI Graduates, Vic and Samson

I really feel honored to be a part of this organization!

And just so you know Loki is still doing just fine. He says hi. :)
Mom, don't you know pictures from this angle make my head look huge!