These past 4 days have been rough for a lot of the barn people I know. One barn lost one of the most fantastic lesson horses I have ever ridden. A talented rider I know was thrown and broke her arm. A woman’s husband was involved in a devastating car wreck that totaled their truck and trailer (though, thankfully, nobody was seriously injured), a barn hand’s girlfriend was involved in a car accident, and too many people I know have friends in the hospital due to injury while riding. Also, my instructor has the flu. So, here’s hoping that this streak of bad things ends today. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy in the coming days, weeks, months, and years.