I have been a delinquent blogger. Mostly because I have been running my tail off. Visiting with loved ones. Teaching as much as I can. Chasing Savvy’s tail. Or more accurately the tail of her 45′ line. Ladies and gentlemen she is feeling good!
At 4 weeks post op we received the go ahead to begin playing walk/trot. She’d be allowed limited turnout if she would be responsible not to run/buck. Hahaha. Ask Steph – fat chance of that. She has got some gumption and energy these days – all good but tricky to contain at times. Mostly she plays a little game of catch me where she knows when I’m in the vicinity of the tail of her rope and then she turns and draws to me. Often she wanders onto the off limits mound system to grab some tasty bites of long grass before the humans dart off the porch to save the poop hill.
All in all she’s a super star patient. Very cooperative and willing in spite of the hand she’s been dealt. So much to learn there about adjusting to fit the situation…
It’s been a redemptive week. With the go ahead to begin more activity I’ve been bringing her with me into the arena for lessons. I can’t express the feeling when I first demo-ed a technique with her again. Or when I handed her to a student so Savvy could help grow her focus, feel and timing.
And so the time has come. We’re not all healed but we’re healing. It’s been an incredible 32 days, and now it’s time for the Jacks to hit the road. I’m too clogged with emotion to write any more. In fact, that’s another part of the reason my writings been so quiet this week. Transitions are challenging as are good byes. So I’ll smile and say see you later, and pick up this conversation a little further down the road.
This blog blossomed in the midst of a crisis. It grew into an outlet for the overwhelming feelings I was experiencing back in the spring of 2017 and became a tangible way to connect to my network of contacts that mean so much to me. Now, over 4 years later, it is re-born.