Red On Red
Why stand inside the shelter when you can stand out in the rain? Gotta love these spooky Arabs! It’s been a year since I bought Dharla. I’ve had a couple of ‘What was I thinking?” moments, but mostly it’s been a rewarding experience. She’s a very sweet, loving horse, which I can honestly say is a first for me. Not that Tia wasn’t loving… she was. But until she was well into her senior years she was mostly on the receiving end of that emotion. Dharla wants my company, seeks it even. Well, unless there’s food to be had. She’s downright serious about her noshing and that always takes priority over everything.
I’ve had some very pleasant rides the last couple of days. This warm winter weather has been such a blessing in so many ways. I was very concerned about what would happen if Dharla had to stand around all winter and I’ve actually been able to keep a fairly regular riding schedule. Now if we could just get a dry, mild spring! I know that’s asking for a lot after such a balmy winter, but that’s my greatest wish. Fall is mostly lost to hunters and summer …. well, forget about riding once the heat, humidity and bugs move in. So I’m looking forward to getting out as much as possible as we move into the early spring. It’s a relief not to have to spend extra time bringing Dharla back into riding condition.
On another note, I’m being a big girl and have set up my preliminary appointment with the retinal specialist to talk about eye surgery. Ug. I’ve put it off for almost a year and it’s time to get it done. I can’t see to shoot anymore and reading, driving and everyday vision has become too impaired to squeak by. I’m not worried about having the surgery done. Not really. Unfortunately, it requires general anesthesia and that’s always a concern, but I’m confident this doc is good and will do the job properly. I’d like to get it done before things start to bloom, which will be here before I know it. I’ll want to be out there shooting come spring so I’d best get this done now. I have a 5K deductible on my medical policy, plus whatever co-insurance I’ll have to pay on top of that. Fun times. It’s been great to have been blessed with a multitude of FREAK health issues my entire life. I guess this is just one more drop in the freak bucket for me.
Yesterday’s white stuff was supposed to melt, but it’s still here, along with VERY high winds.