Hope you’re all hanging in there during this current global crisis.
I would love to know how life has changed for everyone whilst this is going on.
Can you still ride?
Can you still see your horse at all?
What about lessons/training? Anything going on there?
Bump and I are still hanging in there.
And things are continuing to go really well!
This is my new favorite photo. You’ve been warned.
Despite the COVID19 craziness, things have been pretty much business as usual for us and somewhat busy.
B needed his feet done last week, and they got done but the process was kind of different to try and minimise contact. So I had to take him into the vet clinic, put him in a holding box, remove all rugs and tack and couldn’t pick him up again until they were all done.
The clinic doors were all locked so I had to talk to people through slidey windows. It was such a weird feeling.
Throwback to those non-iso days
Nevertheless, he was a splendid boy and his toots were looking super. We also rounded off the week with the chiro coming out to look him over.
She’s happy with the muscle that’s being put down, so apparently I am doing something right!
I am still trying to keep the workload super varied and not repeating any days, i.e. if I did dressage on Tuesday, I will do jumps or poles the next day. This seems to be paying off because his attitude to work has been fantastic and he is trying super hard and always coming up to be caught for work.
Good sign, I hope?
We’re currently in stage 3 lockdown, so no “non-essential travel” or risk a fine of $11,000AUD and potentially 6 months in prison.
That being said, care and riding of horses is considered “essential” so nothing changes much there for me, and I can still have lessons provided they come to my property and I don’t float out to them.
No issues there.
The property owners have been incredible (as per usual) and B and I now have a designated tie up bay and our very own hose so there shouldn’t be any cross contamination.
I don’t think I could ask for more honestly.
This all has me feeling very, very, very lucky because I know that things haven’t been so easy for a lot of other people and I would hate to think what my mental state would be like if I couldn’t get out of the house for a ride/visit each day.
Hope everyone else is alright!