Welcome in, 2018!
|My Xmas Corner|
Let’s get the down and dirty out of the way first. In mid-December, I was involved in a hit and run. A driver in an SUV decided to run a stop sign, rammed into my back passenger wheel, and took off. I’m fine, the car is in the shop, and insurance is taking care of pretty much everything, so really I have very little to complain about. It’s inconvenient relying on a rental and the damage to the car was pretty extensive - all things considered - however there are much worse car accidents that happen during the holidays and winter months, particularly when the roads are slick and people are distracted. Please be safe out on the roads. It’s truly a madhouse out there. The week after that accident, Miss Mae decided to get cheeky over a jump and clear it with all four legs in the air at once, like a rabbit. I popped out of my stirrups and came off on the back side on the left of the saddle, hyperextending my knee. The swelling and stiffness has subsided a good amount by now, and the bruising all along that leg is just starting to come out. I’ve read that these things take a few weeks to feel better, so hopefully it’ll all be back to normal by mid-January. We’ve been over more jumps since then (knee be damned!), and I’m chalking it up to part of owning a young, green horse. Another thing I’ve learned jumping a green horse is that my current saddle just won’t do anymore, so I’ll be on a hunt for one of those during 2018.
|Bryan and I at Chimney Rock|
I hope that your 2018 is full of rich achievement and good health. Be safe, be well, and be good to one another.