Why does it seem like everything in my life is backwards from what I think it will be and expect?? I think I'm going to go around and start doing things backwards on purpose!! Maybe not. The two most recent things aren't exactly bad :)) Maybe I'll just start expecting the worst and hoping for the best and see how that goes for me.
First off is clippers. My mare hates me messing around her ears, but she'll let me clip them with regular shears. She gets really fuzzy ears. Anyhow, we finally got a pair of horse clippers to do bridal paths and stuff and FINALLY took them out to try them on her. I was expecting some head tossing and me ending up with a mohawk or something crazy because of my mare acting wild and knocking my hand away. I didn't think it was going to go well at all. So after clearing the barn of kids and everyone, I took her out of her stall and put her in the cross ties. Hubby took the lead line and made his tough man stance holding her. I took hold of the other side of the halter and held up the clippers for her to smell first. She sniffed a bunch and then stopped, so I pulled them away and turned them on. Didn't bother her. Hmmmm. So I moved them up around her head and ears a little. She didn't like it up by her ears so I lowered it back down to her muzzle area. She sniffed a little but didn't do anything. So I held the handle up to her muzzle so she could feel the vibration and buzzing. She didn't move an inch and actually was pushing her face into my hand that was holding the clippers!! She started closing her eyes like it felt good to her!! Crazy horse! So I went ahead and started clipping her bridal path and she didn't do anything at all. I about fell over dead in shock. Those are the moments I live for with her. The moments where she would have some little reason to be goofy but acts like nothing is strange at all.
We finally got the hormone supplement so I can't wait to see if that helps her. She was being really dumb Saturday when I rode. She was great for a little bit and we were doing great little circles for about the first 20 minutes. But when I started up again after I had stopped her to stand still while watching my son's lesson, she was full out dumb. She was fighting every little thing I asked. When I asked her to walk, she started backing up. When I got her walking and asked for the jog, she screeched to a halt, was walking sideways and started flinging her head every which way and at one point it was almost like she was looking for a place to lay down she had her head so low. She was being super nutty. So I just walked her out and was done. I'm pretty sure she's in heat. It was after her little stall neighbor gelding left the arena that she started acting up (we had stopped for lessons and to watch the girl riding that goofball because he's not broke and I wanted to catch the rodeo). I don't know, we'll see. The chiro said let it work for about two months and we'd know if it was helping by then, the store person said what we bought was enough for almost 3months because she's small. So we shall see.
And the second thing. We lost health insurance (for the millionth time) in Oct. through my husband's work. I've asked my boss' for health insurance no less than 5 times in the past 5 years, basically at least each time my husband lost his, and I've repeatedly been told no. Well, the ins. lady came to give us quotes on Friday and she called today about applications "everyone" was supposed to be filling out (but of course I was conveniently left out of getting). So I asked her if I signed a waiver ONCE, FIVE YEARS ago, does that mean I can never again get insurance because I've never signed anything ever again. She said no, every time the office had new insurance, I'd have to sign another waiver (hasn't happened the past couple new ins co switches, so I'd like to know how I got waived if I never signed one) or fill out an app. Hmmm. So I told her email me the apps because I want (NEED) ins. My boss had told her I didn't need it!!!! So long story short, I asked my boss if I could have it (again) and he said no because I had coverage through the hubby. I told him no, hubby lost it in Oct and he started yelling at me for not having it!!! I'm like wahhhh??? He told me I should have asked in Oct. and they would have made sure to add us onto their policy. grrrrrr. So good news, I might be getting ins. Bad news, don't know what it's going to cost me. He's been paying in full for the other girl for two years now. I have a feeling because I have a family (and my coverage is obviously going to cost more), I'm going to end up paying for it with 1/2 my paychecks. If that's the case, I guess I can't have it. Don't know what to do. I guess I'm going to wait and see how much it is before I'll have to respectfully waive it again because I won't be able to afford it.