Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Little Rusty

This past weekend and the beginning of the week we had some BAD storms. Friday Ohio, and West Virginia along with other states on the East coast were hit by terrible summer storms that knocked trees down, power lines ripped out of homes, fires, and power outages. And along with the power outages, people freaked and started stocking up on ice, and gas. Most gas stations ran out of gas when they could finally open and could only take cash. Issue for mom and I since we have dept/credit cards and never carry cash (well at horse shows is the exception). Power was out Friday evening till Sunday for us, power back on at the barn a whole mile away on Monday morning and Donna and Kevin who live 100 yards from the barn got power back Monday afternoon. We were lucky that no trees went down on our property, and none on the barn tho Kevin had some tree limbs down but safe horses and house. Crazy weather.

We have had a few storms since Friday but none that server. Crazy how fast a storm can brew in the summer.


I have been working Pippi a lot and even Chance Man some. I have had issues getting pinched tho and as a result my legs are forward and not under me. I am also posting funny at the trot. Like my upper body is so stiff. I figured out why Tuesday when I went to ride Sherman (OTTB 16.3hh) with Donny. I am a nervous wreck. I guess I didnt notice so much on Pippi but with Sherman I was so afraid of falling off, without a cast to protect my leg. Yeah I still have my brace and thankful Donny is such a great friend and lent me half chaps to use. Finally after Donny told me to chill, I started breathing and Sherman and I got our act together. Donny fixed my posting some and over all just felt better. And with feeling better Tuesday with Sherman, I felt better with Pippi Wednesday morning and Pippi acted so much better. No more running off, or jumping trot poles. We def need to work on transitions tho.

I got Chance in harness last week as well. He hasnt been on harness in  weeks due to weather and just being busy. He was a champ tho. Great movement, transitions and listening so well.


  



I love my Haven(:       


I went to the Dr's today. I was told I am walking better and got blood drawn for labs. We are checking my kidneys, thyriod, and Vit. D. So today I went and bought....
 

10 yogurts, 10 protein bars, and Nesquik for chocolate milk. Hey, Chocolate milk is better than no milk at all. (: Hopefully riding pictures coming soon.

6 comments:

Carly said...

I love the pony picture. It looks like there's a mini Pippi in the background!

Emmi said...

I'm glad you're getting better! And love what you bought at the store :P

Ruffles said...

Glad you guys stayed safe through the storms.

Kelly said...

Wow, had no idea you all were hit by storms till I read your mom's post. Glad you are all ok and back with power. Just the horrible heat to deal with now!

Katie said...

Glad you guys didn't suffer too much damage - but I wouldn't wish a power outage on anyone in this heat!

Nesquik? That takes me back to my (recent) childhood! I might have to go get some...

~Allison said...

We are getting the storms in Michigan too! They don't last too long, but they are bad!
Good job with Chance in harness!