First of all, Echo officially turned 5 on Monday and I failed to realize that until yesterday. I like taking extra treats to the horses or spoiling them a little extra on their birthday but with feeling like crud it completely slipped my mind. Technically she was 5 on January 1st because of Jockey Club standards but shes officially 5 calendar years old :)
Second, as predicted I did not go to the barn yesterday and will not be going again today. I broke down and went to the doctor yesterday and was told I have strep throat, bronchitis and the start of an ear infection to top things off. Glad I went to doctor, sorry I didn't go sooner.
Finally a friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I thought the timing was quite fitting after Sunday's events with Dakota. I'm pretty sure this is my personal motto, otherwise I think I would of gave up riding long ago.
Hoping to feel well enough by tomorrow or Friday to venture to the barn for a short visit with Dakota and Echo, fingers crossed!