Running On Empty
BEEP. BEEP. That’s the fill alarm on my idea tank. Halfway through the year (Thursday was post #183 [Zoo]) and over two months into mare care, I’m floundering. I’ve squeezed the subject of grazing down to dessicated stalks. In response to my pleas, a blogger friend suggested a horse hunt update. Sure thing. I’m all over that:
Booted in the butt by her email, I attempted to rally, really I did.
Step one: The Chronicle of the Horse Giveaways forum. Ignoring the high cost of free horses, most of them live in the Mid-Atlantic. I don’t.
Step two: Craigslist farm+garden. More multi-horsepower tractors than single-horsepower horses.
Step three: Equine Now. The horses in my area tend toward barrel & gaited.
OTOH, whenever I find myself wallowing in excuses, I think of Amy Tryon. In one interview or another [Tribute], we talked about living outside the equestrian mainstream. Most of the shows in her area were hours away. Her solution? Host a show at her barn. Translation: stop whining, suck it up, & do something about it.
Got any suggestions for a) blog posts or b) how to overcome the horse-search lethargy?
Categories: Horse Shopping