Friday, October 16, 2009

Onward and Upward




"....as those of you that read my blog know, earlier this year we were suddenly blessed with having our horses in our own backyard! However, as everyone knows, life has a way of placing potholes and plunge pools in front of you and just as fast as we became happy in our new venture, we were then faced with the issue of having to temporarily move our horses until we could re-evaluate our decision to go forward with the purchase of this horse farm. This was our dream property and we watched the deal "go south" because of an unscrupulous seller! And, just when we thought it couldn't get worse, one of our horses suffered with a colic so severe that even with immediate Veterinarian intervention, we were forced to help her cross to the heavens (see the previous post about "Lily"). That left us so low and so heartbroken and also left us with two other horses, her two geldings, the boys that she ruled with an "iron hand, errrrr, I mean hoof" and they were suddenly lost without their lead mare.

So, the days after her demise coupled with having to leave the horse farm we had almost purchased; well, who knew that depression could be so deep! So, while waiting for answers and then the ultimate re-assessment of our decision to buy "that" horse farm, we were fortunate to be welcomed to the home of my dear friend, Liz Wool-Morris but that was so far away that we had to conintue to look for closer accomodations and finally found a barn that's only minutes from the main homestead, a boarding barn that has far surpassed my wildest dreams! So, to those folks that always adopt the cheery attitude of "when one door closes, another one opens", an attitude that never crossed my mind, I admit that all of you were correct! I've found that faith, even "blind faith", helps one to realize that other opportunities exist and that sometimes you have to reach a real "low point" before you can come up again. From there it's the ol' one foot in front of another, even taking baby steps if necessary and before we knew it, the end result had us walking right into that new, "open" door and with a new and even stronger resolve to be happy! So, my blog continues and I will continue to write about my experiences at this new barn, which, by the way, is a completely different discipline than what we are used to but hey, that's the essence of life, change, try new things, rejoice in the fact that we are healthy and alive, all those things and more! I shall return, as always, to write when the mood strikes as "putting the thoughts to paper" seems to have a very soothing effect on me!"