This morning I got word from the BLM that my application is approved and they will ship my gelding to me at some point. Probably within a month. I mailed them a halter and lead to put on him before they load him. I hope the halter fits okay.
Then I went for a ride with my sister. Took Scout over to her house and we just played around. He needed some tuning up to begin with, it's been a while since he's been ridden and there were a lot of distractions. We crossed their creek and went across the highway to the arena at their boarding stable, did a few circuits there, went back, and rode in the harvested lentil field. I'll have to go ride over there again and take pics. Pea and lentil fields are so smooth and harvested so close to the ground, they're perfect for riding in.
Today as I was riding I realized that Tonka fixed my lower back problem that has given me so much trouble for years. It was most apparent when I rode, my body was crooked and one leg felt longer than the other. When he fell and hurt me so bad on our full moon ride, it must have shifted something back to where it should be. It ruined our last few rides together, because of the pain, but I guess it was a little gift he gave me before he moved on.
I finally found out what my WSU bill might be for Tonka. If it really is the final amount, it's not near as bad as I thought it was going to be. But I realized I am going to have to sell my horse trailer and my second best saddle. I was hoping somehow that wouldn't happen.
Ugh, I just feel like complaining. Too many things happening today that just rub it in. None of it was bad, but it all just points at the big empty place he left behind.