Friday, April 20, 2012
So we moved to a new Barn on Sunday. He was put into general population (turned out w/ the herd) on Tuesday. I could not stop at the barn Tuesday night.
Was turned out again Wednesday and I was there Wednesday to check on him. He's missing some hair from a few kicks, which is typical. His left front and right rear had some swelling and heat so I cold hosed him off.
Thursday he was turned out again and Thursday night the swelling and heat was gone from the left front, but the right rear was twice as swollen, around the ankle. FIGURES, this is the night I planned to ride.
Figured Murphy's law, if I tacked him up, he'll be lame. If I don't he'll be sound and I'll have to walk back to tack him up and then he'll be lame. So I just tacked him up.
He walked to the ring fine. Got on. He felt really fresh and ready to go. We explored the indoor and he got to look at everything for about 10 minutes, then I asked for a trot.
Felt like someone knocked his rear end out from underneath him, he took a few more steps and walked. Hmm that's not good. Asked again in case it was just stiffness and same thing happend. Bummer dude.
One a good note, the swelling went down 50% from just that walking around for 10 minutes. So I linimanted him and wrapped him. They're supposed to take his wraps off this morning before they let him out. I'll check him tonight. I'm hoping for no heat and 50% or less swelling.
He did this when I first got him to, being silly in turn out until he gets adjusted to his new mates.
I certainly hope the lameness doesn't last. Poor baby.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I decided to just say screw it to this weird cold. More of an internal bruise in my upper right chest and run anyway. Yes I did see the Dr last week, he found nothing and said to take Aleve.
So I have been taking Aleve and I'd rather not. Found that if I didn't take it at night, I could certainly tell the next morning, so had been taking it twice a day. But last Sunday am I felt pretty good. So Monday night, I didn't take it. Oh I could tell this morning! I took one before the run.
The first few strides of the run were actually painful in the chest but then subsided. I took it slow and averaged about a 12 minute pace. Just under 2 miles.
And yes.. I still have my Biffronies... He just turned 20 a few weeks ago. Here's some pics of him. I swear he does not look this narrow when you are standing with him! And go figure our weather, this was mid March in the 70's when these were taken. It was 36 this morning!
There is an 8" height difference between Biff and I have to remember this when I dismount Biff... can you say shock to the knees...ow
I was really proud of last night. He was not turned out due to high winds, mud and the other horses being nuts, which is fine. There were too many little kids in the indoor to ride, in case he misbehaved! The indoor round pen was being used. hmmm maybe I should have stayed at the barn I pretty much had to myself! So I took him to the outdoor round pen and all he did was walk around. Ok fine. So I tacked him up and road him in the outdoor w/ these huge gusts of wind! He was a saint! Shocked me.. I totally figured he'd be a bit flighty w/ the wind.
Monday, April 16, 2012
My goodness this month has really been a beast on me! I ran on the 2nd and that has been the last run! Hopefully I'll get out tomorrow morning! The first week of April was just crazy with things and holidays that I only got the one run in.
Sunday I started coming down w/ a chest cold, I could not take a deep breath, that was about it. So if I can't take a deep breath, figured I'd better not run.
then I had a week of HIGH sodium levels, little exercise and I wonder why the scale kept going up by .4 or .6 every day....sigh. I hate hidden sodium, I really do!
So I feel better, not 100% but much better. Going to try for a run tomorrow... the scale is stating it is necessary!
I found a soup that is gluten free and low sodium, hopefully it tastes good!
So Sunday, I moved to a new barn and he loaded into the trailer like a champ! Here are some pic's!
So glad I got this shot!
He is so not afraid of water! Love it! We had a monsoon Saturday night..
Here is Turtle clean
and after he rolled, his entire side is soaking wet and covered in sand!
Friday, April 13, 2012
I was just at my friends website going thru the photos. He recently had a barn fire and lost almost his entire show string. He did lose all his equipment and clothes and personal possessions.
I was surprised to see my horse in his photos. I am pleased to see him there. I really loved that horse. Ironically, if I had bought him back as I wanted to, he too would most likely be one of the 19 horses that lost their lives in this fire. My horse is #24 and #63. My Brassy Ass I called him.
Dancing in the Dark is gone. He had so many National Championships. He was such an awesome horse. My heart goes out to all the owners that lost their horses in this fire. Such a scarey thing.
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