2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Monday, April 22, 2013

Distracting myself

Horses are GREAT at distracting you when your mind is else where and that is exactly how I used my pony this morning.

I have mentioned before on here that I do agility with my dogs and my mom is a dog trainer. Being a trainer and working at a humane society means we have lots of dogs, six to be exact! One being our 15 year old Shepard X that we have had since he was just a puppy. Sadly, his time has come and we are having to put him down. He has had a great life but we have been fighting keeping him healthy for the last 6 months and we decided that it is now his time. A choice we havent taken lightly. He is the reason my mom choose her career path, took her all the way to earning his NATCH in agility and has been a companion for us all. He has raised numerous amounts of puppies with us and kept everyone in line! I honestly dont remember a day without him as I was just 5 years old when he first came home. Needless to say it has been a constant thought on my mind and we havent even done it yet.

The pony was a great distraction and enjoyed every minute of his unplanned spa day today! It was much needed too. It was a good thing I washed and re did his mane as I found a tick.... NASTY! So weird considering I have never found a tick on a horse (especially around here). Then last week Alannas horse had one and now Mystic. We got it all pulled out (aka someone else that was at my barn did it because I was too grossed out). I felt so bad for him!




Took off for a buck right after rolling!

Suited up to go back outside! Sunscreened nose, fly sprayed, fly lotion, fly mask, and his grazing jail :)

3 comments:

  1. Sorry for the loss of your boy :( It's never easy.

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about your dog! They really do become part of the family, and with all that you guys did with him, he's a partner as well. Mine are still young and healthy but just thinking about the end makes me get all weepy anyway. Hugs!

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  3. Sorry to hear about your dog :( that's rough. Mystic looks beautiful as always!

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