So today is day 3 of the wonderful stomach bug/ flu/ food poisoning which kindly onset on my friday evening and ruined this beautiful weekend for me. Whilst feeling slightly sorry for myself I feel exceptionally guilty for my wonderful mum and dad keeping the ponies happy whilst Ive been sat down in my new favourite spot- the bathroom floor . It got me thinking about all the wonderful support networks out there particularly for people like me who keep their horses at home so no livery to fall back on, and how we would manage without them.
I started feeling rather unwell on fri eve whilst riding pone who was in an awkward mood and after finally establishing an elusive half decent right rein canter promptly patted, cooled off and sluthered off pone and headed back to the stables where mother found me in a state of desperate pre-faint whilst sorting out pone. I was promptly sent up to the house and felt so guilty about leaving my mum with 5 horses to bring in and bed down for the night that I kept trying to head back down to the yard post stomach emptying but never got further than the door before a prompt run back .
My parents, predominantly mum, have been looking after 5 horses + all the other animal rabble and a very sick as well as occasionally slightly delirious and feverish me all weekend with no complaints. I am feeling slightly more human today and once the feeling of someone punching me in the guts everytime I stood up had reduced to a more friendly jab I ventured outside to check on the rabble Ive been keeping an eye on out of my bedroom window through the day who were all content and happy as larry not being ridden and out grazing in the sunshine! . Its times like these when I remember how lucky I am to have such a strong support network (and also why I always have their feeds written up on a whiteboard!). I am exceptionally grateful to my family and just wondered who else out there is as lucky as I am with their horse support?!