Quick Update

This is exactly how I feel about living here in England. I wish this every day…I wish my family and my friends back home could feel what I feel, see what I see, taste what I taste. :)

We’re moving Lizzie to the new posh barn, although it is so expensive that it terrifies me. I may have to go to full care because they don’t like the thought of horse poo in the stalls and I can’t muck out at night. Excuse me – isn’t this a barn? No, it’s an equine display cabinet. But there will be solariums and massage units and hot walkers and cold salt baths to try to keep her sound.

The other night I was riding late at night in the indoor arena, and I heard whispering. Scared the hell out of me. The lights were off in the viewing gallery, and I could hear whispering…not really like actual people whispering, not the sound of wind, but full-on horror movie whispering. You know the sound. Scared me to death, and then I had the heebie-jeebies afterwards while I was mucking out in the dark, lonely yard. Such an odd feeling to have in a stable, which has always felt like the warmest, safest place in the world to me.

Back to work…too much work to do.

6 thoughts on “Quick Update”

  1. Pampering for the Lizzie pony :) I hope she enjoys this new place! but the facilities sound AMAZING. Full care might be a bit more, but then your tmie can be 100% WITH her and not having to split your limited time with the barn chores.

    Good luck!!

  2. That piece is interesting, and how I felt about every new place I visited …. as I took in the sights and newness.

    Good luck at the new barn … hopefully it will work for her, you are one dedicated horse Mum.

  3. But there will be solariums and massage units and hot walkers and cold salt baths

    you know, right up until the cold salt baths, I was tempted to move in myself …. :-)

  4. Thank you – I really hope it works out. It won’t be a place that I’ll ever feel at home in, but for a summer it should be good. If expensive.

  5. No kidding – I had that thought myself. And for a price approaching our mortgage, it damn well SHOULD be nice.

  6. Yes – that was my thought. Working long hours, I wouldn’t be able to put her on the horse walker for a long period during the day, and I think that in itself should hopefully stave off another lymphagitis (sp?) attack.

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