Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Day in the Life of an Arabian Horse Breeder - Choices

Tomorrow the Daffodil Arabian Horse Association is sponsoring a fund raiser for one of our members, Judy Mitton. The fundraiser will be a clinic by Chuck Kraft who is Parelli trained and been working in natural horseman ship for years.

Judy has been a regular volunteer at our horse shows even before she became a club member. She was injured while on a ride on the John Wayne trail on April 26 & 27 when going through a tunnel she got disoriented in the darkness and turned her horse into a rock wall. She was pinned between the wall and the horse breaking her pelvis, back and ribs. Airlifted to Harborview Trauma Center where she was treated. From there she went on to a nursing home until she was healed enough to begin putting weight onto those broken bones.

Judy and her husband are retired and on Medicare. It, like most other forms of insurance, has "rules" (actually it's a little book if you can imagine) about how long certain injuries should take to heal. Judy's recovery has taken longer than the "allotted" time for her medical bills are mounting up fast.

Having been in the situation with Lindsay's cancer as well as a devastating accident for me, I know how intimidating mounting medical bills can be not to mention that panic that happens when you learn that your insurance companies has decided they will not pay, yet the bills are already racked up.

It's hard enough to go through catastrophic events such as these without having to worry about losing everything you have worked your whole life to have. It just doesn't seem fair that insurance companies can look in some book and decide that you "should" be healed or that a treatment is worthy of being covered. But we can't fix the insurance companies antics today but we sure can do what we can to help out Judy. Thus the idea of this fundraiser was born.

Judy is one of the "nice guys" in this world. This fundraiser has been in the making since before Lindsay was injured. I've been supportive of the project since the early phases and certainly planned on being at the event as well as bringing along some items for a silent auction that I've been pushing them to have.

Now with Lindsay's present situation, I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to juggle things tomorrow to be sure I can be there for both of these women in my life. I still don't know how I'm going to go about this but I am going to figure something out. Even if I only make an appearance at the fundraiser (although I really would like to see Chuck Kraft in action with a horse after hearing him speak at the Region 5 mini convention) and then come home and take care of the horses here, I will find a way to cover both things.

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  1. Without the rope the horse is a beauty. With it the horse looks to be embarrassed.

    Abraham Lincoln
    —Brookville Daily Photo

  2. Hi MiKael
    I know you will find a way to make it happen, you need to have the time off for some personal time and enjoyment so be sure that you engineer it (I should talk LOL). I wish there was some way that I could help but am in such a deep hole already myself.

    Did you check out that blog that was recommended with the sport horses (I think the writer is Karen), very interesting, I enjoyed the photos and videos there and the text.

    Hope you get to do this for yourself today. ((((Hugs))))


  3. abraham, that's Rhythm and he should be embarrassed the way he was acting before he got to wear that rope........the turkey! LOL

    lori, I hope time for me is coming soon, I'm definitely running out of steam.........

  4. Good to hear that things are looking up over there. And in spite of everything you're thinking about helping others. Good for you.

  5. I don't know how you do it all. You are definitely a "super woman"!

    I am looking forward to hearing about the time you stop everything and relax :)

    Your horses are sooooo beautiful!
    Every post I learn something new :)