So, today being my first day of summer, I spent ALL. DAY. at the stable. I got there at 8am and left at 5:30ish pm. (yes, i am very much sun burnt now T.T)
GUESS WHAT?!?!?!?! I GOT TO JUMP SHILO TODAY!!!!!!!!!! It was only a 6" jump... BUT IT WAS STILL FUN!!!!!!!
I also almost killed myself today. Keep in mind, that the heat index made it feel like 98* today. I started the day with regular chores (THEY GOT A GIANT FREAKING FAN IN THE BARN GUYS, ITS LIKE 4' BIG AND THE PUT IT IN DOORWAY AT THE END OF THE BARN AND IT BLOWS AIR DOWN THE BREEZEWAY!! IT WAS SO COOL!!! -litterally-) , and after those were all done by 11am i went to go work with Mocha. Who did VERY good today btw. I'll update her journal thingy later, stuff's been going on with her. And after I was done with Mocha at around 1pm I went and got Shilo. After getting her, me and one of the other girls out there rode around the property and in the arena for a bit waiting for the stable owner's son to come back so we could ride down the road to the park and back. So after coming back from the park at around 4:30pm I went to go untack Shilo and i took her bridle into the tack room and headed back out to get the saddle, and before i got to the door of the tack room I could feel my heart racing a million miles an hour, and by the time I got to the door i could feel my legs and arms shaking, and then by the time I got to Shilo I felt REALLY dizzy. I was so scared I was going to pass out and it would be just my luck that I'd fall in a pile of horse crap. So before that happened i went and sat down for a few minutes in the tack room until I felt like I could carry Shilo's saddle into the tack room (cuz that thing is freaking heavy). After getting her saddle in there i grabbed her lead rope and led her over to the pavilion where my water was and quickly tied her up and went and layed down on the table/counter thing thats out there going around the pavilion. I was shaking so bad, it started to freak me out. And then I realized, I hadn't had ANYTHING to eat since 7:30am when I ate a waffle and half a banana for breakfast and it was almost 5:00pm. So i layed on the table until I felt like I could walk up to the barn and grab my sandwich, and I felt a bit better after eating that. But I wont be doing that again... I'll be taking a lunch break in between Mocha and Shilo. But god it was so scary, i thought i was gonna die o.o....
NOW, about the art class thing. I've decided that since I'm probably going to be at the stable all day every day like this all summer, that I honestly wont feel like teaching a class in the evenings. I feel like shit right now, and idk if I'll feel like riding tomorrow. (which is saying something cuz I'll put up with a lot of pain to be able to ride). So i've decided, that on the nights that I feel up to it, i'm going to be hosing JM's where you guys can decide what you want me to teach (sketching/shading/anatomy/coloring/and MAYBE backgrounds). And this would basically be a "If you make it great, if not its ok" kinda thing. And I think that'd work best for everyone, plus it would be easier. There wont be any homework or anything, though I can give you things to practice if you want.
YAY for random classes