This year, I’ve been very, very good. I have taken my horses to the vet when I thought they were the very least bit sore, and I’ve rested them when they’ve needed it. I have cleaned my stalls each and every day, and I’ve always picked my horses’ feet before and after riding. I make sure there are enough shavings in the back of my trailer, and I keep my truck clean and above a quarter tank.
I have paid my fees through money I made working pleasure horses and have paid my fuel bills by pumping plasma out of my arms twice each week. I have spent hours sitting through mundane meetings for work and have written hundreds of stories for the newspaper, all to pay for my habit – barrel racing.
I’ve run in the rain and the mud and in the hot summer heat, and I’ve sat through the cold at barrel races. I have exhibitioned my young horse and not hurried her, and I’ve retired my old horse when it was her time.
So, Santa, if you think I’ve been good, too, then here’s a list of some horsey things I’d like to find under my tree on Christmas morning:
1. A year’s supply of Lubrisyn
Santa, Lubrisyn will help me take care of both my young and old horses, and it will keep me from making as many trips to the vet’s. My vet even thinks I should have it, knowing it will keep me from driving him nuts with sore horses! It will help keep my horse’ joints moving smoothly, even though sometimes I run on some tough ground that hurts them. If you get this for me this year, I’d really like another year’s supply next year, too!