In September that is.
I started working at Liz's barn yesterday and HO-boy is it a TON of work compared to Cheryl's. I will gladly take the hours, but wow, lotsa things to do. Her horses are out at pasture almost 24/7 so you have to bring them in to feed and turn back out when they are done, and there are a bajillion stalls, buckets and aisles to clean, and we have to water and drag the arena everyday but I LOVE the place :) The horses are very well mannered (with one exception and he is year old, but not that bad) and there is the oldest mare and she is just too cute :)
I'm excited about moving Yanks there...he will have a FREAKING PASTURE to romp and be a horsey in 12 hours of the day and OTHER HORSES to play with!!!! He's been by his lonesome since October of 2010 and I can tell its getting to him. He loves playing with buddies! Pasture is SO good for horsies :)
He will be in the lower barn the self care barn, and it is so quaint! He has a nice roomy stall, a small, gravel paddock, fan, bar stalls and a lookout at his aisle door as well as a hay rack (yay for not wasting hay!). Only downside is he is at the opposite side of the barn away from the other self care horses, but when he goes out, he will be able to play. Because of that, when he is in during the day, I don't want to shut the back door to his stall because it is solid and has no lookout...soooo I broke down and bought a stall guard. One of those huge, solid looking ones so at least he can look out and see other horses.
I'm excited! Hannah is even trying to move out to Liz's because Cheryl is craaaaaysay and fired her too AND raised board on her. I miss riding with her, so I hope she can.
I rode Yanks for the first time in 3 weeks yesterday...he was excited to be out but good. I didn't do much since he is WAY due for shoes (Friday!) and wanted to take it easy after 3 weeks off. He looks brilliant! Wish I took pics...fat and shiny :)
As for my life, it's better. I knew it'd get better but I can't help but worry and feel down. My wonderful mom stepped up and made me a deal. She help me pay off my debt and electric bill, and I will be re-homing my big dog.
I thought about it and its prolly for the best. She is a herding dog, and is way too fat and bored stuck in my apartment. She sleeps all day, but she began a bad habit of chewing pens and trash. She is bored and I feel bad for her. If anyone wants a free, sweet doggie who is truly good, just bored in my house, you can have her. She comes with all her things, like bed and crate and bowls and stuff. I'm pretty sad, but I think it will improve her quality of life.
Who couldn't love that face!
Classes start Monday and I'm actually looking forward to it, but my schedule really bites. M/W I have class from 10-11 then not again till 3:30 and that lasts till 5 (ack!). T/ThH suck worse though, 11-5 straight, no breaks. Friday is cool, I have one class and thats my 10-11...I feel like come winter I will be skipping that one big time...I graduate in MAY!!!!!!!! I'm trying to get into grad school though and I need to take that grad school test thing...I hear its difficult. HA.
I've been on a "diet" for about a week now and I've noticed a difference along with working out, riding and barn work. I also have not been eating fastfood all month. I eat a breakfast replacer milkshake or bar which keeps me full for about 4 hours, I eat a light snack of a bar or fruit or a slice of meat with creamcheese spread at 11, a cob salad with light dressing for lunch at 2 and usually chipotle (when I work) or some other light dinner consisting of protein and some sort of carb at 6 or 9. Itssss working! I bought size 12 jeans today!!! I was a 14 a few months ago..my normal size is a 10 so only one more size to go! YAY me!
As for YOU guys...I love you all! you are SO supportive! I feel like some of you are some of my best friends and I love having you all to ask advice, share experiences and get support from. And of course, I love reading all your blogs!