Did you catch yesterday's post? If not, scroll down a bit. I blogged about being stressed out and busy now that I am back to work. And already today, I proved that to be true. Here's what happened.
I couldn't make it to the barn on Thursday. I felt guilty. I woke up at 5:05 a.m. on Friday, threw my barn clothes on, and was at the barn by 5:15. The 5:00 a.m. visit was due to the fact that I had a second obligation on Friday evening which meant no barn visit again. Two days in a row just felt unacceptable.
It was dark, but the arena and wash rack lights were on so I could see well enough. I turned Speedy G out. He clearly needed it because he did some big gallops with some equally big bucks thrown. Those were just to keep me from feeling too relaxed. When he was finishing up with his last gallops, I went to get Sydney. Speedy was then tied to the rail and Sydney had his turn to run amok. He must have needed it as well as he did quite a few cork-screwy maneuvers. I was forced to squint so I wouldn't have to see the impending wreck. Both boys came out unscathed.
I cleaned their stalls, fixed them an early pre-breakfast lunch, and added all necessary and appropriate fly protection. I left the barn at 6:23 with both boys resting happily after their morning work out.
I raced home and showered. I logged onto the website, found today's post, hit publish ... except I didn't, gobbled down some breakfast, packed a quick lunch, and made it to work by 7:15 a.m. Sometime during the day I checked for the blog post and saw yesterday's post. I hit refresh. Nothing. And then I realized what I had done. Instead of hitting publish, I hit delete. Well ... crap!
So ... here's an abbreviated version of the blog post.
I promise the original post was more interesting. Sorry about that! Please check back tomorrow - I have a good post ready to go that includes a video of JL (newest trainer) schooling Sydney. It's worth a peek!