Hi everyone! It’s so lovely to hear how much your horses are helping you! My horses are always pleased to see me, love cuddles-except the grumpy one-and have great manes to cry into! I’m a carer for my bed ridden hubby with SPMS and my feisty 87 year old mum with very reduced mobility and my horses, though incredibly hard work keep me sane-ish!
I say that cos I think you have to be a bit mad to own horses, what with the vet’s bills etc! I also think that, having to deal with anything from mud fever, abscesses, colic and cushings disease-to name but a few-has helped me deal with the many challenges thrown up by ms!
I’ve had to give up a lot due to being my hubby’s full time carer and a lot of people say I should sell the horses or rehome them but they are my babies-the eldest is 24 on Tuesday and the ones I call the babies are 16 and 17 at the end of April ! I also have a gorgeous, mad Greek Rescue Dog!
This winter has been a real battle physically and financially and for the first time I started asking myself could someone else give them a better quality of life! Not Mr Grumpy-they’d soon send him back and I’d be sued! The trouble is, I’ve had dreadful experiences with friends who’ve found so-called good homes and their poor horse or pony has been passed from pillar to post and had a dreadful time!
i then give myself a good talking to and decide that I’m not selfish to hang on to the only bit of my previous life that’s left and, compared to a lot of horses, they still have the best life I can afford to give them and above all they have my undying love!
Take care and enjoy your fur Babies! Xx
ps it’s nice to talk about something that’s not medical or ms for a change! Xx