Monday, September 19, 2016
Stitches and a Shoe Box Full of Money
Some days you work for a paycheck, and some days you work to pay the vet bill...... Today was the latter.
When I arrived at the horse barn tonight, I was greeted by a tearful teenager. The teen mentioned is a wonderful young lady who turns our horses out to pasture everyday, and she loves our horses as much as we do. Often our two horses, Bob and Mia, get turned out together, and her gelding and our horse Bob often times get turned out together. Today, she thought she would let the three of them out all together, but it turns out the saying it true. Three's a crowd.....
What we can gather is that our mare must be in heat, and the boys must have been vying for her "love". What started off as a benign everyday event, ended up with Bob looking like he was on the loosing end of a bar fight.
As every parent knows you either have the child at preschool who gets bitten or the kid who does the biting. Evidently we have the child who gets bitten. I reminded our teenage friend that it's impossible to control how animals act and react. You can't control an animal's thoughts or emotions any more than you can control the spinning of the earth on it's axis. It's just not possible.
There will be no riding for the next 4 weeks, but all and all we're blessed this just required a few stitches and a shoe box full of money.....