Lucky enough to have a horse.
Awareness of the outside world. I was explaining the idea of Lawful Good to a muggle. In looking for examples, I found that idea had gone mainstream. *The Atlantic*: A Chart to Explain Your Entire Worldview, A simple grid from Dungeons & Dragons has become a way to categorize people, food, fonts, Shia LaBeouf acting roles, and everything else. by Kaitlyn Tiffany, March 5, 2020.
News Flash: Milton doesn’t listen to himself anymore than he listens to us.
He had a relapse.
He brought it on himself.
Two weeks ago, he was fine for a walk.
Two days later, not so much. Probably slipped while farting around in post-Zeta mud. [Temporary Pull]
That was Saturday. By Thursday, he had recuperated to the point that he might be ready for light work.
Then, Thursday evening incorporeal cougars invaded the field. Milton went on full alert. Ears up. Darting hither and yon.
His fetlock resumed its former slightly inflamed shape.
By Friday morning, he was visibly lame at a walk.
I went to catch him.
He trotted off. Hopping lame. At a trot. By himself.
Not wanting to chase a lame horse all over the field, I waited until they wandered back to the barn of their own accord. Then threw his ass in the stall.
Four days of stall rest.
For his own protection.
Bottom line. When Milton’s brain goes into vapor lock, he ignores everything from the ears back. We knew he ignored his rider/driver. We didn’t realize he ignored himself.
Stay safe. Stay sane.