If you click on the pictures you can see her properly.
We were really enjoying ourselves clearing round bales out of the school when the tractor died. I text my mentor and he said it had probably run out of fuel, even though the fuel gauge says its a quarter full.
They are in the middle of combining and working flat out while it's dry so I'm stuck until he can come and show me how to bleed it. Luckily it conked out at the back of the school so it's not in the way. I feel really guilty, needing rescuing yet again but no-one told me the fuel gauge might be faulty!!!
I am SO looking forward to the day when I know how to do all these things and don't need sorting out every five minutes! My main inspiration is my role model and I am determined that one day I will be a female version of him - the person everyone else turns to to sort everything out for them. I really HATE feeling like a helpless and incompetent female. He and his brother are so kind, sympathetic and understanding but it still makes me feel useless. It's all been a good lesson in not being too proud but I wish they were interested in horses, so that I could impress them for a change!!!!!!!
This is my new blog to continue my journey with my Dales Ponies. It will also be the story of my building a new life for myself, alone now, except for my friends, horses and dogs, since my partner died in March 2009. We had lived and worked together, mostly twenty four hours a day, for nearly 28 years and I have never lived alone before. It is a tribute to my wonderful friends that I am still here, still sane(ish) and ready to re-invent myself. I love them all more than words can ever say and can never thank them enough for all they have done and are still doing. It is also a tribute to Alexandra Kurland and 'The Click That Teaches' that I know how to save myself now. To new beginnings.......