I finally made it out to the barn. It's been one of those weeks. Boo seemed no worse for my not having been there. He did spot me right away when I headed out to the pasture. I wasn't sure if I was going to ride or longe. I went prepared to do either. I brought him in and cleaned him up a bit. A couple of his feet look like they have thrush. Would that have happened just from the rain we've had this week? The farrier is coming next week, so I'll ask him what he thinks. The other horses came in early tonight. They were being brought in while I was grooming Boo. One of the horses got away from the handler and decided to come round to my side of the barn. There Boo stood in the cross ties with this other gelding coming right up on his hind end. Before I could get to him the other horse broke right through the cross tie and charged down the barn aisle. There was absolutely NO REASON for him to act like such an idiot. I thought I was going to get run over for sure. Boo did lunge forward but stopped before he plowed into me. The other horse just kept on going. The cross tie broke and whiplashed out and caught me in the arm. I have a bruised bone in my forearm. I am very lucky it didn't catch me in the face. I put cold on it right away and there hasn't been any swelling.
After all the excitement I decided I was going to longe instead of ride. I am trying to longe one time a week and so far it's going really well. I know Boo trusts me. He listens to me too. I am really proud of him. Going back out tomorrow for a ride. Thinking it is probably time to get back into some kind of lessons. It's been a long time. I think it's easier to stay focused when I have a trainer to help me along.