It’s been a weird week. I think I will tackle my post by items above to mix it up a bit!
Diapers and duct tape – Well the roll I was on seems to have ended with one of my ponies. Mr Stampede seems to have acquired an abscess, and a lasting one at that. What started with a shuffly gate and a warm right front escalated at one point to three-legged and swollen legged sad pony. I have been hard at work medicating with previcox and wrapping his hoof with epsom salt poultice and a diaper all week. I never thought I would use so many diapers in my life!
He was nearing a normal looking walk yesterday, but getting bored otherwise. Hopefully he will be even further improved today. If so I will probably get on and just walk for a long time.
The cone – Miss Juneau got spayed on Tuesday. She was the saddest puppy that evening, but after that took to terrorizing her sister with the cone. This worked until Roxy went into hiding…
Hair in an envelope – mailed out P’s hair to SC Equine for my bracelet!
Broken zipper – My trusty barn coat of many years finally died. Any time I zip it the teeth just come apart. I hate coat shopping. So far I’ve been to three stores and didn’t find anything remotely good. Trying the tack shop today even though I didn’t want to pay the extra $$$ for a riding coat. Currently I’m rocking the husband’s old coat so I look like a hobo and have to take it off to ride because it is way too long.
On the Mr. P front, he continues to truck along like the trusty steed he is. I stole him back from Jessica yesterday and did a flat lesson. He was good of course!
And in other non-horse related news, Jessica made Reilly his own custom dog coat since he has the weirdest long skinny proportions ever. It turned out awesome! Now the other pups are jealous, hint hint.
So that’s the news here! Preparing for some more snow and cold and attempting to buy firewood which has so far proven impossible.