I'm back to feeding and cleaning pens for my own horses again and it feels good. Feels good to be useful and see the barn start to take shape.
In the picture above you can see that I tilled up the arena. I only get this chance every couple 3 years. The dirt gets so hard you just can't do it. But the rains we have had have been steady, allowing the soil to soak up the water and make the work a lot easier. So, I'm excited about that.
New horses coming to the barn soon for work and I'm getting excited about that too.
More to come.
Well, it seems a lot longer then it really has been, but a couple days ago I got horse back. I went and saw old saw bones and he told me to get back to my life. Just listen to your body and when it hurts stop. So, I'm going to do my best to live by that.
Some folks have asked, after the wreck, what are you going to do? Are you going to ride again? Are you going to train horses anymore? Are you going to move to town? My answer is the same. I only know how to do what I do here. And, that's train horses and help people with their horses. Don't want to move to town and that's what it would take to do something else.
So, If you need help with your pony, or know of anyone that does, I hope you will point them In my direction.
Thanks for all your support.
Yesterday, Kathy, the finest nurse a man could ever have, took me to El Paso Tx to see the surgeon. He asked me how I was feeling and I gave him the run down. When I was finished he said that my X-rays supported how I was feeling. He said he was seeing good readings and new bone growth and was very excited about my progress.
For those of you that don't know, this started back on February 12, 2016, when I was bucked off a horse here in training and broke my pelvis, that's the bicycle chain looking thing in the center of the X-ray above, and fractured my hip. That's the 10 inch long screws you see in my right hip in the X-ray above. I spent 2 weeks in a live in rehab facility and the 8 weeks of rehab at home.
I still have a long way to go to get back to where I was but I'm on my way. The doc told me I could go back to my life before the accident. But, to be careful and take my time. Listen to my body and, when it's says enough is enough. then stop. What that means is I can get back to riding, training and helping others with their horses. I thought this day would not come for years, but here I am. I can't tell you how excited I am and how nervous Kathy is. LOL
I want to thank all of you folks out there that helped Kathy and I thru all of this. We have had a tough go with little or no income and many of you came to our aid as brothers, sisters, friends. Some of you went out of your way to come to the ranch to sit with me on the porch and have a cup of coffee and visit. Some of you, like my little brother, came all the the way from Penrose Co. to spend a couple days and help me out around the house. Doing things I could not.
And to my brothers. Who were here to help Kathy get ready for me to come home after rehab. That was a scary time for her and they made it easier.
For those of you that did not, or could not come. Know that we understand. A person can't do everything. Your cards and phone calls, emails and financial help, well we just can't thank you all enough or properly.
I go back to see the doc in 6 months. That will be February, one year to the month of the accident. But now it's time to get on to other things.
I will post my first ride here in the next day or two so you can all be there with me.
Again, thanks you all so much. For everything.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.