I found the whole experience extremely STRESSFUL. The vet may have done it a million times before, but I never have. Nor has my husband, and we are to be the vet's two essentially untrained assistants!
Would you be willing to risk your life and your horse's life?... Would you be willing to risk your own life and your horse's life to lead more than 100 horses to safety, including pregnant mares and foals, knowing that you and your horse would have to swim part of the way? Knowing that all previous attempts have failed and that 19 horses have died already?
I woke up with a full-blown head cold. Headache, fever, muscle pains, blocked nose, sore throat, burning eyes and the overwhelming conviction that getting out of bed is a very bad idea. After feeling sorry for myself for a while, I decided to try and figure out what there is to be grateful about the situation that I find myself in.