8/30/2008

Mixed emotions


Today the DOR went to visit Hank and Scooby. There is a part of me that is very jealous of Scooby. I know it he had not gone blind the DOR would never got me and I am very glad to be here. The DOR loves to visit Scooby, but it also makes her sad. She misses riding him and seeing him everyday, she also knows that he is in the best place for him to be. You can see in the picture that Scooby put a big smile on her face whenever they went out for a ride.


Scooby has a job taking care of an orphan colt and is doing a grand job of it.

videoHere is a video of Hank jumping for the fourth time. It was taken with the DOR's still camera so it isn't too good. Hank loves to jump and ended his training session trotting over three foot jumps today. He is happier going English than he was going Western. Hank will be staying up in E-Burg to continue training and working with the CWU Equestrian Team. He and Scooby get to hang out together so it is a good thing.

The DOR came home and mixed special treats up for Harley. Harley is a navicular horse that has been in rehab for the past year. He could hardly walk when he arrived, he is much better than he was but will never be completely well. The DOR is going to let him go soon, she says that some days he looks like he is walking on glass and it isn't right to make him hurt. We are all spoiling him rotten before he leaves. The DOR thinks Harley is the world's most beautiful pasture ornament. The cold weather is so hard on him...his feet hurt and he will hardly move. I know that this is a hard decision, but I am glad the DOR is doing the right thing.

So here I am putting a smile on the DOR. It is my job to make her happy and I do a grand job of it. After a day of mixed emotions I have a way of making everything right again, the DOR is lucky to have me. I think the most important job that any of us horses have is to make sure that our DORs remember what is truly important in life: the smell of a horse and good leather, horse goobers on a shirt after their horse kisses them, horse hair on their clothes because they hugged a horse, just standing close to a horse and enjoying the peace and tranquility they give you. Yep horses have an important job-we have to keep humans from going crazy.

Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR

4 comments:

Latigo Liz said...

Hankamus Tankamus is looking good!

Cheryl said...

Cactus, you are so right! Yesterday I just went up to my mustangs and SMELLED them! I really missed their nice horsey smell! You have a wonderful DOR, by the way, and you should appreciate her!

Amanda said...

Girl we must be twins separated at birth we both changed our blogs apprearance I LOVE YOURS!! Hank looks great and so does The Scoob

Cactus Jack Splash said...

I have been working on a new style for a couple of days. I lost some things when I changed it over, but I like the look better.
I really like the new look of your bolg!
Hank just loves his life as an english jumper. He is so focused on what he is doing. Scooby still surprises everyone he meets, unless you are right up by him you can't tell he is blind.

 

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