Friday, February 1, 2013

Weekend Plans, Spring Was Almost Here!

Worst and best part of New England? THE WEATHER!

One day of 50-60* weather? Rain all morning, then work all night. No time for pony play or fencing repair. Now we're back down to 20s with a wind chill bet never fear, I'm getting back on the horse today. Literally. Not Brantley of course, need a 911 dialer for that. Riding Pretty today and starting Susanna again tomorrow. Getting back in shape for when the boy goes back into training (SO EXCITED!). Maybe it will warm up enough where I can at least get some tape up and fix the box. I really want to extend Kid's paddock so Brantley has less shitty paddock and more good paddock and Kid gets more space... But of course, ground frozen. We'll see how the cookie crumbles tomorrow! Off for the weekend. My 90 days at the Animal Hospital are yet to be up but I now have MY OWN NAME TAG! Yes, I am a person. Finally.

Planning on some ground exercises with B. Bending and disengaging. Just a slight review to start us off. I had mentioned to my vet about a muscle relaxer instead of bute for his back when he goes back into training and she wasn't totally thrilled with the idea. The tenseness in his back is probably the top reason of the soreness so I decided hey, I want to put him on SmartHoof (Lucky had awesome luck with it... pun) so maybe I should try a calming supplement. I added SmartCalm Ultra to his Pak and it's Day 2. Obviously I haven't seen a difference because I haven't really been able to work with him. Jeff came and gave him a foot trim the other night and we decided to pull his shoes. So far his feet have held up really well. I find it amazing that my thoroughbred had better feet than this guy. I worked really hard for that too and I have an awesome farrier! By next year he'll be barefoot :) And I'll be riding. And everything will be back to normal... I hope.

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2 Comments:

At February 1, 2013 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Kate said...

This weather made me nervous. I went and checked on all of them late last night because I just had a bad feeling about colic. Of course they were all fine, wondering why I turned the lights on, but happy to accept carrots. what a life :)

 
At February 1, 2013 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

It's always when you don't worry that something happens. I had a dream last night that someone else fed because you and Deb couldn't and left all the windows and doors open and no blankets and I woke up at 440am and was like 'Oh, Kate fed. We're good'. I can't wait till the summer and I can be there until like 9pm. Pizza and beer with the ponies!

 

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Weekend Plans, Spring Was Almost Here!

Worst and best part of New England? THE WEATHER!

One day of 50-60* weather? Rain all morning, then work all night. No time for pony play or fencing repair. Now we're back down to 20s with a wind chill bet never fear, I'm getting back on the horse today. Literally. Not Brantley of course, need a 911 dialer for that. Riding Pretty today and starting Susanna again tomorrow. Getting back in shape for when the boy goes back into training (SO EXCITED!). Maybe it will warm up enough where I can at least get some tape up and fix the box. I really want to extend Kid's paddock so Brantley has less shitty paddock and more good paddock and Kid gets more space... But of course, ground frozen. We'll see how the cookie crumbles tomorrow! Off for the weekend. My 90 days at the Animal Hospital are yet to be up but I now have MY OWN NAME TAG! Yes, I am a person. Finally.

Planning on some ground exercises with B. Bending and disengaging. Just a slight review to start us off. I had mentioned to my vet about a muscle relaxer instead of bute for his back when he goes back into training and she wasn't totally thrilled with the idea. The tenseness in his back is probably the top reason of the soreness so I decided hey, I want to put him on SmartHoof (Lucky had awesome luck with it... pun) so maybe I should try a calming supplement. I added SmartCalm Ultra to his Pak and it's Day 2. Obviously I haven't seen a difference because I haven't really been able to work with him. Jeff came and gave him a foot trim the other night and we decided to pull his shoes. So far his feet have held up really well. I find it amazing that my thoroughbred had better feet than this guy. I worked really hard for that too and I have an awesome farrier! By next year he'll be barefoot :) And I'll be riding. And everything will be back to normal... I hope.

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