Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Latch Key Kids...

Man I hate when life gets in the way of the fun stuff... My poor ponies have been woefully ignored the last month or so, and while there's a light at the end of the tunnel - it feels far enough away that it's not worth looking at yet.

Between weddings (whee!) and work (boo) and lawsuits and retreats and everything that seems to fill my day, I feel like I haven't been getting nearly enough horse time.

I hardly see P1 anyway, but I miss my semi-regularly scheduled trips out to see her.  And having watched week after week after week of gorgeous sunshine slip by I'm even more sorry not to have squashed in more opportunities to hit the trail. 

P2 should be easier to stay in touch with, but I feel like I've even been missing on my time with her.  I've officially only ridden in my new jump saddle twice, and the new dressage saddle once.  The notion of having new tack that's not being played with is slaying my nine year old self.
I do take comfort in the fact that S is keeping P2 in almost full time work, so she's not just languishing - but she's definitely missing out her toe trims, tail brushings and obsessive nose kissing.

I'm hoping that after next week my work load will lighten significantly... the big international conference I'm helping to chair will be done and I'm hoping that will give me back my sanity.

Plus it's only 31 days until Pia comes back! I guess it's a good thing that I delayed her return (again).  I'd be feeling much much worse if I dragged her back from Camp only to ignore her..


  1. Hate when life gets in the way. The conference sounds like kind of a big deal, though.

  2. Being a grown up sucks sometimes. I still get resentful when parenting gets in the way of pony time. I blame it on not having a pony when I was younger. I hope you get more pony time soon and get to break in your fancy new dressage saddle soon!

  3. I have to say this post makes me feel so much better... I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to neglect my horse in order to attend to the stuff that keeps a roof over both our heads. Hope things ease up for you soon though!

  4. Hopefully everything will let up soon and you will be overwhelmed with pony time :)


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