To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Weather watch

We're still frozen here, although it's supposed to thaw some time this week. Interestingly enough, Lance has calmed down, and no longer seems in danger of self-combusting. I'm spending the time I would be riding doing extra chores, stoking the woodstove, making airport runs, and prepping for Christmas. (I should be using some of it to work out off the holiday goodies I've been eating!) I'll be back in the saddle just as soon as I can . . . say, on Sunday? On the beach? My friend and I are hoping!

Yesterday morning I noticed that Breezy was quite lame in her right hind. I did a little palpating, cleaned out her foot, and gave her a couple grams of Bute. Last night she looked normal so I held off on the meds; this morning she was lame again so she's on a gram twice a day. Her vet returns home tomorrow night, so hopefully he can check her out shortly thereafter.


sylkan said...

Interesting how all the horses fire up at the same weather. Ours were mostly resigned to the cold, then when it turned a bit warmer on Wednesday, they were all vying for the title of Captain Dynamite.

Anonymous said...

I hope you were able to get in that ride at the beach today and that you had the most wonderful time!