frustration!

I’m just SO frustrated..

I have been riding on and off (mostly) since 2007 and I’ve had my horse since 2011 and I have never been out and gone to a fun day or show or anything and thats fine but what is frustrating me is that I never had confidence in myself, I never was at a point where I was happy with my riding and my position and confidence etc.

Now, when I am looking after trey for a few weeks (it’s been about 5 weeks?) I am confident and my friend has been giving me lessons and treys been looking good and I have been working well on my position and i’ve been having heaps of fun and then now, when it’s not me holding me back it’s something else.

Trey came back from his lease thinner than I was comfortable and I think cause It was still very hot that he lost condition fast via sweating and because there was no grass. 5 weeks later there is less grass I swear and he just dropped in condition, so I am (and his new lease mum) strictly not riding him. We (me mostly) are feeding twice a day, fattening diet, oils, silage twice a day… He’s been wormed with the change into spring, so that will rule out parasites as an issue. I feel its a join between the no-grass situation and riding him when it was really hot…

 

but i’m so frustrated because we were on track to going out to our first show together and having great fun before he goes on lease again and not i’m just frustrated.

My other hat๐ŸŽฉ

image.pngI am a gal of many hats!

I’m a passionate student nurse who loves her horses! I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before but I have a Thoroughbred gelding called Trey ๐Ÿด

I know what you’re wondering how do I keep up with Nursing school and all the responsibilities of a horse?? Well technically I don’t. Whilst in placement is is VERY hard to prioritise my needs, clinical hours, Trey, study/assignments and this thing called sleep? ๐Ÿ˜ด

For the first year of study, I did it. And I probably still could! But I felt that this wasn’t fair for him. He’s 13, a good age where he should going out to events and with a mum who can spend many hours enjoying his company. Which unfortunately I couldn’t do!

Long story short, he’s been on lease the last year where a girl has been looking after him as his own, for me. She has since hurt herself and taken up study for herself so Trey has come home! He’s been home a few weeks now, and it’s been so much fun! Hectic but fun! I have a new lease home lined up for him but the lady and I are just working out details and then he will be looked after by her permanently until nursing school is over! (1 year ๐Ÿค—).

its been so much fun just messing around with him at the paddocks ๐Ÿด It’s going to be sad to see him go again!

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First hospital experiences

image.jpegSo much has happened since I fell into the world of clinical placement;

I have just completed seven exciting weeks of clinical placement. I was placed in a quieter surgical ward, at first I was unhappy with my placement but after Day one, I knew this was the kind of placement I would LOVE.

I’d a person who likes things to run smoothly in the sense that I can plan out the day or shift, and be organised. Although, I know patients have their own schedules on different matters, I felt that this ward was the best possible introduction to the big hospital world.

Of course, I was nervous. How could a student not be? I had all sorts of thoughts running through my head; do I know enough? Will I get in the way of the nurses? What is it going to be like? It was the Unknown, it felt like this was the big shot. My first hospital experience as a student nurse!

Boy, I should have saved my energy on my worries. The team was wonderful. Throughout the seven weeks the nurses were patient with me, taking their time to explain finer details to me, explaining where I can prove but also what I’m doing really well. The house officers over the time were both really great, I didn’t expect much from them being doctors and me, a nurse. ย But they also took me under a wing and if I asked a question they were always polite and understanding. Showing me websites where I can research disease processes and helpful pharmacological information.

I had the best time, probably the best possible experience for me. I am a little worried about the mark on my must pass presentation, I don’t find out my grade for a few weeks yet.

for all of you nervous for their first hospital experiences, don’t be! Just enjoy the time of your life ๐Ÿ’•

 

I am am on holiday for two weeks before returning to class timetables and heading down to Whakatane to visit my best friend, so I will be updating on my fun down here โ˜บ๏ธ

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