Hope you all had a great weekend?
Mine was going fine until today!
I just wanted to put this out there as it just goes to show how the smallest thing can make you think of packing it in!
We have a horse that for the past few weeks has had some really stressful days as the local farmer has some pigs....now believe me .... most horses seriously hate pigs!
So today we took delivery of a borrowed shetland to try and calm our horse down......
First of all the shetland went running to ours and because it is so small ours (we think) thought it was one of the pigs!
He went mental!!
Galloped the full length of the field, jumped the electric fence and was heading at a serious pace towards the field gate! We were sure he was going to jump it too, but he didn't .... thank the stars we closed it!
Within one minute they were then happily grazing together!
My heart rate had just settled so we brought them both in to feed them. Again everything was great until we let them both back out again and it was like world war 3 had started!!
I dived out the way into the stable and they took off squealing, kicking and trying to bite! .... then once again settled down and started grazing next to each other.
Now this is totally normal behaviour for horses when they meet for the first time (wouldn't life be interesting if people behaved like this, maybe get a few funny looks though trying to sniff peoples bums! lol )
But my stress levels were soaring and that was it.....I was going to drive 10 miles to the nearest shops to buy some tobacco!!
Sorry that was bit long winded but it just shows I'm not out of the woods yet...what happened was completely normal and should have been expected but my reaction of wanting to light up straight away gave me a bit of a shock.
Thank God I didn't and I have chalked it down as another learning experience.
Anyway, sorry to off load all that but just wanted to let off steam
Hope you have a good Monday....if there is such a thing!
Take care all