Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Rio had a quick visit with the vet too because I've noticed he's had more muscle atrophy. We think it's probably from the epm mixed with his getting older. Just to be safe we did some blood work including a test for Cushings. Fortunately, I found out today his blood work looks great and he does NOT have cushings. Thatta boy Rio!
Since Jamp and Romey had all that work done on Friday, they had the weekend (and Monday and Tuesday) off. You know what that meant?! All Rio, all the time! Ok not entirely. Jamp and Romey got plenty of attention, hand walking, and grooming also. But all my saddle time was with Rio. We did a quick flat in the ring both days and then wandered around the yard eating grass and walking some hills. Because hills should help some with his muscle deterioration. Maybe.
Sunday everyone got trimmed and had their manes fixed. And more grass of course.
In other news, my awesome purple boots came today! But... They're not the color I thought they would be and I messed up measuring the height so they're a little short. I emailed the store I bought them through to see about the color so I didn't ride in them yet. Despite them not being perfect, they are undeniably still awesome. And it's ok if they're a bit short, it's not like I could ever show in them... Wanna see??? Ok, I'll give a spoiler, but you'll see them better tomorrow on Thursday's Threads.
And that's what's up this Wednesday! What's up with you? I shall leave you with this photo of two Pug loaves:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Romey presented (as I've been feeling all spring) as pretty sound to the left but very unsound to the right. We did some flexions but nothing really made it better or worse. Thus, we moved on to the fun part: Ultra sound! ($$$$$) The ultra sound found that he has a great big tear in his meniscus, BUT he has no edema surrounding it. Due to that, Doc wasn't convinced that's the problem. He said it's really hard to believe that's making him so acutely unsound with no fluid or inflammation surrounding it whatsoever. Can't argue that really. So we moved on to x-rays...($$$$$$$$$$$$$$)
Doc started with stifles because that's really what he was thinking after watching him go under saddle. But those came out clear. We then moved on to hips which also looked pretty good. So lower we went, to some part of the femur that I can't remember what it's called. And low and behold... My horse has a broken leg. YOU GUYS. MY HORSE HAS A BROKEN LEG! Doc says it's old, definitely happened years ago. But that is like 99% why he is so unsound to the right. Excellent.We also took some pictures of his spine to see about that kissing spine, which yes, he has that too. But like the meniscus, Doc doesn't think it's causing him any duress at the moment.
After all that blabbing... Here's my confession today:
I bought a horse for $2800. I spent another $2800 on the prepurchase. And somehow I STILL wound up with a horse with a broken leg. Who bites.
Have any of you been in a similar situation? Any suggestions on a retirement home? He's only 8, so I need something pretty affordable, as I imagine he'll be living the retired life for a VERY long time.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Top: Sweet Claire
Jeans: Henry & Belle
Shoes: Sperry Top Sider
Belt: Swanky Saddle
It was pretty warm last night for my ride, so I thought it was time to break out the pastels:
|Someone looks pretty fancy here... and it's probably not the lady dressed like an Easter egg.|
Helmet: Charles Owen GR8
Top: Um... I'm forgetting who makes this shirt right now...
Socks: Dreamers and Schemers
And that's what I'm wearing today! What do you have on? How's the weather where you are? Any favorites from today?
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
|No mom, I don't WANNA canter!|
|Romey looks pretty cute and fancy in a still shot!|
That's about it from here. What's happening with you? How are your horses? Showing yet? Any big plans coming up?
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Mondays are always long days. Partially just because they're Mondays, but also because I go to a 5:30 yoga class at my work. It's an hour long, so I don't get home until 7. Fortunately, my horses are used to eating really late, so they handle that just fine. Since the horses had Saturday off due to inclement weather (and their mom needing to do 1000000 things) I didn't want them having Monday off too. By the time I was getting on Romey last night at 9:15, I was a little less focused that I should have been. <<yawn>>
I went to put the bit in his mouth and slid my middle finger between the bars... Only I didn't. Apparently I missed the bars and slid my finger between his teeth. And he bit right down. For awhile. Have I mentioned he's carnivorous?
|Try to bite me now Jaws.|
Do you ever get careless in the barn even though you know that's the worst thing you can ever do? Are you as lax about human first aid items as I am, yet always have a full stocked medicine box for the equine?
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger
Jeans: KUT from the Cloth
Belt: Rebecca Ray
That's what I'm wearing today, but let's also see what I rode in last night!
Hoodie: No idea on brand
Breeches: Goode Rider
Socks: Dreamers and Schemers
Helmet: Charles Owen
Jampy wanted to get in on Thursday's Threads this week too!
He's donning a custom baby pad from EC Equestrian and a really fun new pair of boots from SH Equestrian.
How cute are these green polka dot boots?! I was so excited when I stumbled across them online and even more excited when I got to see them in person. So cute! And they fit him just right.
That's what we're wearing today! What do you have on? Any favorites from today?