Finally, here's some pictures of Melanie. Also of how I look with riding helmet/hat hair. gnapp
was kind enough to take the pictures last time we were out together (also the second time I fell off Melanie - I probably should stop making a habit of that). There are more Melanie pictures at my gallery
, and there should be an icon at some point.
||Me and Melanie heading out
||Me and Melanie in the stable
When I started riding Melanie she was still recovering from a kick to one leg so she was slightly lame. She's a lot better now and up to galloping. I've had nightmares that she was lame again and it was my fault for working her to hard. Very irritating, because I can't get the thought out of my head, even though I've not
been working her hard and last time I had her I only rode for about half an hour due to this cold coming on. And she was walking perfectly well when I got off. Also I am quite sure her owners would let me know if I did something wrong, they certainly are not the type of people to let anyone hurt a horse if they could prevent it. Still the stupid mental image won't fscking go away.
In other news I still have a cold but am no longer coughing up phlegm, which is probably a good thing. Calle says I cough more often now but at least it doesn't sound like death rattles any more.
Tusse is also ill; he's had a fever and been very withdrawn for several days. He's getting better though; his nose isn't hot any more and he's slept in our bed tonight for the first time this week. He still isn't interested in food, but at least he drinks a lot of water and he seems to be moving around more, so we're trying to not be too worried. But if he doesn't get better it'll be the vet for him on Monday. This is a threat that should scare him into eating, I should think.