Kelly - CHIN-UP AND KICK ON!!
Kellz stopped in last night to see the Pickle and myself...it was so good to see her, I miss her a lot! She's going to come out on Monday evening and watch us in the ring to make sure he is moving okay and not coming up short. Speaking of the 'Ring'...we rode in it last night!! :-) No circles, walk trot only, just over trot poles and across the diagonal, but it was great to be in there again. He was a star as he usually is and I think he enjoyed actually having to 'think' about what he is doing. He knows he isn't allowed to be a tourist in the ring and he felt very good. We had a couple of giraffe moments, but I chalk that up to him being hesitant to use himself because he doesn't want to hurt. Once I was able to convince him that it wasn't going to hurt, he felt smooth, floaty, and very light in his bridle...which was such such such a wonderful feeling to have again. I miss my horse. Today and Sunday, we will be back on the trails...he'll get tomorrow off.
So I came across a poem as a result of a friend's facebook status which sums up our situation perfectly...please enjoy.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow --
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out --
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It many be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the flight when you're hardest hit --
IT'S WHEN THINGS SEEM WORST THAT YOU MUST NOT QUIT.
I can think of almost every aspect of my life where this poem is applicable. Sums it up perfectly for me right now. I will not give up and I am definitely NOT going to quit on Chester...