I am NEVER getting to the races at the moment.
Breathing and praying, baby.
So Boo-ba-licious did his training with the Big Boys and Girls today.
He was taken a little by surprise, because this is different to what he knows, and everyone was all squishy in together, so he was a little, WTF is happening here...
But one thing I know, Boo-ba-licious is clever, he knows his shite.
So it is not going to take long before he goes, Ok, got it! I know what I'm doing. I runs here....I really runs here.
And moving forward from here, he will either go straight to trials, then a race, or have a trial, then have a spell (break) for a few months, however, he will not come home here again.
He is a beautiful horse, but he's a race horse now, so not only is our fencing not good enough for him, but he also needs peeps who know race horses.
And that's not me.
However, it is exciting to have a working race horse, and there is a teensy part of me that goes, Look at you...you created that...
But that is not an accurate statement. Yes, I created the jigsaw and that is so important, you get that wrong and you're fucked from the get-go.
And yes, I've fought hard re not having Soy as a baby, or while he was in the tummy. And yes, as soon as my baby was born, I was in there Touching my damn horse.
But if everyone else hadn't stepped in with their experience, to make sure I didn't get stomped on or otherwise hurt, or helped out when I had a good idea that through lack of experience I couldn't quite put into practice, then things would have been different.
There's a good chance I might have failed.
That's the Truth.
So, in just ways: Liam, who I swear never lost faith in me for one damn minute, Nana, who was a close second, Geoff (one of my favorite stories with Geoff, is when I rocked up and asked to borrow his drill, and he went, Sure. And pointed over to where it was. I went over, took it out of the box and then said, How do I turn it on? He wouldn't let me take it, but I came home the next day, and he was just finishing the drilling job that I needed done for the horses), Aria who consistently stepped up all the damn time for us, Zinny who took over his training, Matt and John, who have daily committed to him being a race horse and last, but not least, Adrienne, Johnny and Phillipa who gave me Mumma bear.
Who's a fucking rockstar of a Brood.
I fought everyone at one stage or another, and some of them were bad screaming ass fights re Soy, herbs, Touching, and the jigsaw, but we're all still standing.
And the end result is, we've got a bloody good race horse.
The little ones and Az are firing on all cylinders!!
They are amazing.
I'm still not 100% happy with their hooves, but I have a new Plan A, which fingers crossed and holding my tongue a certain way, just might possibly work.
Or I'll ge Blacklisted by all the farriers haha - it's 50-50.
So Belles is the only one who I'm unsure about.
She has Healed amazingly.
No complaints on that.
But she doesn't like the mud, so kind of tip toes around and over it, which makes her look kind of wonky.
So I'm like, Fuck, maybe she hasn't Healed.... but then I see her run, and she's running fine.
I've gone back over everything, and the only thing that could possibly have gone wrong, is if she had cut her tendon.
But the Vet came, and that surely should have showed up?
Anyway, once Boo-ba-licious does his thing, then it's Belles, and I guess you and I will know soon enough.
But I've had a look around the cards, and more than once, and everytime I get The Sun so something is working brilliantly here....and she's a race horse, I'm not (as I'm writing this) planning on breeding from her, and I do not ride or jump, so our options of getting an amazing result are kind of limited.
I guess it's a, Wait and see, Baby doll.
Our ED that normally shuts at 8pm, shut and locked it's doors, at 5.20pm today.
They said it was because they were so overwhelmed with people, and that might be true, but the staff were scared.
Really scared, and it was obvious that they wanted everything locked down before dark.
Apparently, this is a daily occurence.
I am checking every single standardbred that I come across, to see whether they look like Belles.
And so far, I have seen multiple that walk like her in the mud.
Stand like her ('cause everyone at home stands the same way, so I couldn't really tell) and generally, have the same kind of Energy.
I'm literally at the point where I'm like, Stick her on the track and see what happens...
The weather is so unusual (and unpredictable) here that I can be sunbathing while I'm working on my deck, it will rain within 60 seconds...I'll transfer inside to work, and directly put on the fire.
Hand of hoof, true story.
And we have soooooooooooooooooo much Spirit Energy here still, and I don't know why.
Glasses falling out of cupboards and breaking, tv issues, sound issues, electrical issues, music issues...
And my right knee has gone all manky again, which again is a Spirit thing when they are saying, For fucks sake, stand still!
It's not like Spirit to be round so much without telling me why though. However, I have taken their advice and am, as I'm writing this, Standing the fuck still.
But they're still as silent as the night re the reason.
So that's been our week:
Take what you need, leave the rest, don't be a fuckwit.
Caps, me (T - she/her), Spirit, Az, Ralph, Chew, Suz, and of course, my beautiful Mumma Bear, Belle and Boo-ba-licious, Pat, Chuck, Rose, Pepper, Shelley, Marmite, Geraldine, Milli, Bessie, Raz, Sugar, Butter, Cookie and Cinammon.
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