This actual conversation took place via text today.
H: Did u have a tough ride last night or not ride?
Me: No ride last night. Took the dog for a hike. Why? Is Boca ok?
H: His stall is horrible!! Like he literally shit on the walls - Like mr hanky.
Me: Oh no! Like diarrhea? I wonder what casued that? Maybe the new smartpaks?
H: Nooooooo. Like he was angry and bored. No loose stool. Just a fucking mess.
Me: OH MY GAWD. Are you serious???
Could he seriously be angry and bored that I skipped a night?
H: Of course. They are habitual. I knew something was up.
Me: That is CRAZY! LOL. My dog gets upset when I don't spend enough time with him, now my horse is pissed. I should have just had KIDS! Hahahahahaha.
H: Nah. He will get over it. But you have been working hard lately.
He probably also is focused now.
This whole experience has left me perplexed. I mean, could it be possible that I really matter that much to him, that my absence is noted? Is it far more likely that something else got him stirred up? I wonder, with horses, how much do they really care?
PS - Do you love how I immediately went full-on psycho horse-mom?
"What's wrong??? Is he ok? Maybe it's the Smartpaks!"