Monday, September 12, 2011

A Bit of News


Look what Kacy over at All Horse Stuff sent me in the mail! She's been reading about my bitting woes and sent me this Waterford to try. I've never used one before and I'm curious to see how Jasper reacts. My only concern is that it will be too harsh for him and he will avoid contact with it. We will see! He may love it because it's nice and flexible. Fingers crossed it is the miracle cure. :) I love our blogging community. There are some very generous people out there.

In other news I got my old job back at the boys' ranch. Without saying much over the internet, two years later I am back to running the horse therapy program for boys with histories of abuse and neglect. There are only four horses left, and three of them are angry and resentful of their jobs. Hopefully I can turn them around. Send them good vibes if you'd like. I'm almost certain I'm going to keep Jasper at the barn where he currently lives... it's such a great place and they're building an indoor. It would be great to see him everyday but I'm not ready to bring him to the ranch. It does mean that I'll see him even less if that's possible. After working all day with horses the last thing I want to do is drive out to another barn and do more horse stuff. Ugh. I dunno.

In unrelated news I went to the doctor's office today and left with a $1000 bill. And I thought vets were expensive. The CT scan experience was very strange. They thought it was appendicitis but I just have a cyst which is good because it will eventually burst and heal on its own, and the pain will go away. Too bad it couldn't have waited 6 months until my health insurance kicks in. D'oh! Oh Canada...

7 comments:

Minus Pride said...

Yay!! Congratulations on getting your job back!!
I am so envious of your job...I'll be sending good vibes.
Have you thought of using the COTH giveaways to obtain more horses?

EvenSong said...

Glad to hear your among the ranks of the employed again! Any hint of an apology for the way it ended before? Nothing ever came of the girls' school?
Sorry to hear about your pain in the side.
Kacy is such a sweetie! Hope Jasper likes the bit.

Albigears said...

Thanks! Right now I'm concentrating on fixing the horses that we have. I will probably start looking for a few more in the spring. I didn't know there was a COTH giveaway section, I'll have to check it out.

A lot of people have asked about apologies from the ranch, but the directors are new and weren't around back then. Most of the childcare staff is new too, and all of the boys are new. The girls' school is still looking for funding/grants. Kacy is the best! :)

allhorsestuff said...

I am sending such good vibes / prayers too~ for the boys ranch success and the eventual underwriting for Jasper. It does sound rough, all that work to have the energies to ride at the end of the day too...you'll figure somethin' out. Maybe with your list gone you'll be feeling tons better! Gosh sorry for that bill but glad for you not to have the emergency costs if you leaf it..not to mention the pain!

Really hope the bit works, I'll send you the bitless next. He probably will love that!
KK

Kate said...

Lol, I love our socialized healthcare. Now if only they could get socialized vetcare...

Checkmark115 said...

I have a waterford and its TOO MILD! Imagine that. My horse loves it though, but its has absolutely no stopping power whatsoever.

achieve1dream said...

Wow sorry about the doctor visit. That really sucks. I mean the bill sucks. I'm glad it wasn't appendicitis.

Congrats on getting your job back and I'll send them and you good vibes.

I hope the bit works for you. :)