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Withering away…

Friends, I’m sorry that I haven’t written in such a long time. The truth is, I’ve been too upset to write… because I feel like I have nothing to write about! I’m still lame, and being lame is still lame.

I’m disappointed and frustrated that my hoof is taking so long to heal, because every other part of me feels just fine. I have a ton of energy, and I know Mommy wants to work as badly as I do!

"Come on, Mommy! Let's get back to work, already!"

“Come on, Mommy! Let’s get back to work, already!”

I’m glad that I still get to go outside with my friends at night. That’s really what has been saving me from insanity. I get to stretch, I get to socialize, and now and again I even get the other horses to run around with me! But, um, don’t tell my Mommy about that last part…

Chilling with my friend, Bruce

Chilling with my friend, Bruce

Tonight, though, I have to stay inside. You see, last night (and all day today) it rained pretty hard – and non-stop, too – so Mommy and Daddy didn’t want me out there in the mud. Which was probably a wise choice on their part, especially considering that they know how much I love to be covered in mud!

This is what I looked like this morning when I came in from the paddock. Mommy had to give me a shower while it was pouring down rain!

Yes, I sure do love my life...

Yes, I sure do love my life…

For once, I really liked having a shower, though I would have liked it if Mommy had just left me muddy. I mean, I worked hard to cover every inch of myself!

Anyway, I had to stay in my stall all day today, and I’m in all night, too. I’ll probably have to stay in tomorrow as well, since it’s supposed to rain for a couple more days. At this rate, I feel like I’ll never get back to work! I know, I know; I just have to be patient. It’ll be here sooner than I realize. It’s just that it’s been so long, and I’m so ready to get back to work!

Well, I hope that y’all have had a nice Fourth of July, friends, and that the fireworks didn’t rattle your nerves too badly. Just try to remember that they’re far away, and they can’t harm you from where they are. Unless your humans are lighting them off in the barn – in which case, RUN! And call me immediately!

Alright, friends. I guess I’ll catch y’all later!


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A summer evening

Well, even though I’m still not completely healed – and therefore still can’t work – I had a great day today.

Do you remember the other day, when I told you that I met my Uncle Jody for the first time? Well, today, I got to meet his daughter! She’s a very smart, sweet, funny girl who loves horses. And I love her, too!


I love my new friend, Skylar!

In fact, I love her so much, I asked my Mommy if I could give Skylar a ride. Since Uncle Jody said it was okay – and so did Mommy – Skylar and I got to go for a walk together! Of course, she put on a helmet, and Mommy walked near us for a long time. I tried to behave the best I could, because Skylar rode me bareback, and only in my halter. I stayed calm and listened to everything Skylar asked me to do. I even turned on my haunches for her (although I don’t think she quite appreciated the fluidity in my execution of that rather difficult move).

Skylar did give me lots of treats, and thanked me for the ride. I told her it was my pleasure, and that she could come visit me any time she wanted to.

Thanks for the treats!

Thanks for the treats!

Skylar also came out to the field to say hello to my other friends, Troy, Zii and Bruce.

Bruce already made another friend!

Bruce already made another friend!

It was a great day, and I hope that my Uncle Jody and my new friend, Skylar, come back again soon.

I just know that this means I’m getting better, and that my Mommy will be able to ride me soon, too! I’ll let you know. Catch y’all later!

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