reply to post by sled735
Thank you, Sled! I usually end up trying to keep the peace, no matter what. Sometimes that's not the best thing!
Just to update my little soap opera, Friend #1 emailed me today like nothing ever happened, wanting to know where I'm going to be this weekend. She
wanted me to help her with a horse the next two weekends, and I had already made plans, and told her this. I got back the reply "Well I guess
(horse's name) won't be there since I have nobody to help me."
I know her well enough to know the cussfit that accompanied that email... I pity her dogs who have to hear it! I happened to be at work when she
emailed, and another friend who's well aware of the issues here said, "That's fine, just leave it at that. It's her choice. She needs to grow
I still feel bad for not jumping every time she snaps her fingers, but I've done it for three years straight and it's time for both of us to move
on. She knows all kinds of people in the horse show world around here, and she has a trailer to haul hers in. Other people have horses that could help
her, I don't even know much about handling them. About all I was good for was brushing, feeding, watering, and shoveling poop. Oh, and standing for
hours videotaping everybody she wanted taped.
Not that I don't like horses - don't get me wrong there. They are sacred to me, it's just that these are high-strung Saddlebred show horses, and
they need more experienced people to fool with them much. I was feeling kind of intimidated, having a bum knee for over a month and having to be able
to move quickly should one wheel on me (which happened once, and I got a very good look at his posterior!). I'm blessedly lucky I didn't get hurt
I told her about my knee, and that I thought I may have a torn meniscus, but she ignored me as usual. I could barely walk for over a month, and even
now 6 weeks later I still have to be very careful how I put weight on it. It can have excruciating pain if something doesn't line up just right, and
sometimes it tries to bend backwards.
The pain is in a semi circle, just under the kneecap around the front, and I'm certain this is a torn meniscus. It gets better, then walking for
hours on uneven ground in her barn lot was setting me back every weekend. I'd use ice, bengay and wraps to get the swelling back down, then it was
time to go back to work. No time to heal.
Anyway, I'm sure this conversation is far from over, but maybe I won't have to deal with it for a few days. She'll get her way, as she usually
does, and I'll probably hear from her after the show.