Sunday, April 12, 2009



This has been a tough week blogger friends. If you read Mommy In Spurs blog, you'll know that I was verbally attacked by someone I thought was my friend. I was accused of something I didn't do and what can be worse than that? I take my integrity very seriously~ and as you all know, and what this blog makes clear to me daily, the horse world is a small world indeed. I try to live my life right and let my good reputation speak for me, but I know that no matter what I do in this situation, it is not going to be enough for the accusers, they will not be happy, and they will continue to sully my name.
This puts my horselife in an uproar and it is only likely to get worse before it gets better. Desi tried to colic in the middle of all this. Our weather has been so crazy, hot-cold,rain-sun, and I think because I had changed his blanket he might have gotten cold and stopped drinking water. I warmed him up with a hot bran mash, bute and some green grass so he's all straightened out now.

But that isn't the end of my really hard week.

One of my Horsemen's members, a 16 year old girl, took her horse to a show in Fresno. It was a cross country event, and her trainer was with her. Somehow , not on the course, but during a warm up, her horse tripped and she was thrown. She suffered brain injury and is in a coma. That is all that I know and the not knowing is just the worst part. She and her family are so far away, and how do you call for information or offer to help when you don't even know where they are? I am relying on third hand information to follow her progress. I can only pray to a higher power to help them. And in light of their suffering I feel so small and insignifigant with my measly little problem.
I am sure glad a new week starts in a few hours! It has got to be better than the last one... right?

12 comments:

Vodka Mom said...

I am praying hard for your young friend right now......


and do I need to come over and KICK SOME ASS???

xoxo~ Meg said...

Oh my goodness sweetie! I am so sorry about all of this! Big, big hugs and prayers headed your way. Email me when you get a chance and or feel like it okay?

Much, much love and respect!

gtyyup said...

Sorry to hear about the personal attack...I don't know what' with some people...life is too short.

Glad to hear Desi is ok...colic is so scary...a good ending this time.

I'll be praying for your friend; hope you get good news soon.

Yes, you need a better week~~

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Oh no! Now that I am getting caught up on blogs, I'm discovering that this past week hasn't treated a lot of people well. I'm sorry about having all of this hit you at once... or at all. I hope things get better for you soon and the girl comes out of her coma and recovers fully.

Stephanie said...

Awww I'm sorry - I don't read that blog so I don't know what's going on. But I know what it's like to be attacked personally online and it really sucks. Amazing how crappy people can make you with just words.

You are welcome over at my blog any day! I really enjoy your comments and value your feed back - knowing that you show too always make me look forward to what you have to say.

Breathe said...

They do amazing things with head injuries now. We're sending up prayers over here.

(and I hope your situation improves, or that you gain strength to deal with it. hang in there!)

Building Life in AK said...

Hope things get better...

MamaBee said...

I'm praying for your friend...and yu too. Seems a hard week is being had by all.

The Wife said...

I can only hope for a better week! I'll keep the girl in my prayers as well.

Pony Girl said...

Oh dear, I am SO sorry to hear about your week! I hope this one is better for you. Hang in there.
I hope that Desi's rumble with colic is over. The spring weather can wreck havoc on horse's tummies and hooves, I know abscesses are common now, too.
I hope the young girl will be okay, too! Keep us posted!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I'm not familiar with Mommy in Spurs, but I'm sorry that you had a bad experience with anyone in the blog world. No fun. And sad, too.
But don't let it get you down....you've got a big beautiful life to live, my friend.
And I'm happy to read that Desi came through the colic fine. How scary.

(((HUGS)))
~Lisa

Callie said...

Good grief! And I thought I had problems, I've had a few of those verbal attacks, they're not fun, people can be jerks, Anyway, chin up on your frien's daughter. I read the post above this one as well. It's amazing how well these kids will do, but it may take a long while, trust me, this is what I specialize in as a pediatric nurse. Good to all and I'll send my prayers!