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SATURDAY IS PHOBLOG DAY!






Today… I will spend flat-out (literally) in bed.  You see, I came off of Willy on Monday after a very precarious and odd event while trail riding.   And yes, I did get back on and ride out of the Park, but I knew that I probably injured myself like I had never injured myself (upon landing from a horse) previously.  My brain went, “Uhhhh, I think we have an issue here…”.

I kinda knew that something was more wrong than I let myself believe, but I didn’t face my fears until Thursday, when I knew I was getting worse and not better and that  I should go to the ER to get checked out.   Wellllllll, it seems that I have a burst fracture in my T3 vertebrae (mid-upper back – imagine a sharp knife inserted there) and I tore the MCL in my left knee (totally unstable and wobbly).  Both injuries are totally manageable… BUT, CRAP.     Willy felt horrible as he stared at me on the ground with his big eyes.   He knew his actions ejected me… and I knew my actions (getting older and not being as fluent or as well-seated as I once was) were the cause of this accident.

I fear that I will suffer the most from this, both physically and emotionally.  I am truly bummed that I couldn’t ride out the situation and instead lost my seat and came off.  Really upsets me.

Now I recover.  Except we leave for the Ranch in exactly a week.  So, this will be interesting.  Do I ride at a walk (my inclination since I’m not supposed to jostle or vibrate my spine), or do I not ride.  Knowing me, I will ride one of their very well trained kids’ horses at a slow and lovely pace.

HERE WE GO!

Me at the pool (I like to swim for exercise) just a few days ago… and me yesterday.

I love the floors

What is not to love about a baby wombat (except its tiny razor-sharp claws…)

Artists amaze me.

And again.

Wow!

I love Spring!

I would have killed for these in high school!!!  We probably should have had a class in how to make these since we did tie-dye and batik…

I thought this was a pretty way to update a brick house.

deon_wildlifephotography.com

Hmmmmm.

My horses would just rip this off the fence and paw at it until it gave up the hay… but it might work for someone out there…

Gorgeous wild Mama and baby.

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SATURDAY IS PHOBLOG DAY!






Today, I think I will ride Dalton around here… and then mow, again…

HERE WE GO!

Red clover in Oregon

An idea for you?

Wow.

Artists amaze me.

I’m sure the view from inside is amazing, too!

Wow!

Good use of old equipment

 

Could you imagine leaving your hotel room looking like this?!

Wow!!!

Do you see truth in this?

Pregnant jumping spider, I’m told…

This would be a fun shower!

I need this.

Patootey with a very protective Mama. Actually, I cannot tell if her ears are back or frostbitten off?…

MAY BUCKET FUND!

BALLERINA SYNDROME in a filly, KICKED-IN teeth/eye on a stallion and a gelding with FOUNDER pulled from the direct to slaughter paddock tonight!! MAY BUCKET FUND! LET’S HELP THESE POOR HORSES with their medical bills! Donations go direct to the vet hospitals! https://www.horseandman.com/?p=64170

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!  (Thank you in advance!)




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