As astronomically autumn as it may be in the northern hemisphere, here in Texas the weather can't let go of summer. And yesterday it got up to NINETY THREE DEGREES. In late October. It happens. Knowing this had been forecast, I bathed Eli on Thursday evening, in the hopes of carving out a few hours … Continue reading No Question: Time to Body Clip!
Only today did it occur to me that I have reviewed only one other bit on this blog, and it is Eli's favorite bit, the HS Dynamic RS Sensogan Dee. I have tried a handful of other bits on Eli, with usually interesting results, as he is a sensitive kiddo so any change changes him. … Continue reading Trust Sweet Iron Elliptical Dee Review
Here is that Eli update I said I would post ... over a week ago, whoops! So the last post about Eli (in late August!), we left him with a need for a tooth extraction. He got on antibiotics immediately (which I mixed with water and apple sauce and syringed into his mouth daily) and … Continue reading Alfalfa Over Everything
Earlier this month, I kept thinking I needed to post an Eli update. Things had been going fairly well! He got his regular stifle injections, and he even had a routine dental appointment just last week. I had noticed he had developed some mild nasal drainage, mostly clear, both nostrils ... he had no fever … Continue reading Groundhog Day: Teeth & Sinus Edition
Eli does not know the answer to the post title question. And neither do I. But APPARENTLY Eli does not have enough girths. Let's go over what girths he does have. The Professional's Choice Merino Wool girth - by far Eli's favorite. But not ideal for summer. The Professional's Choice Ventech girth - Eli was … Continue reading How Many Girths is Too Many?
No matter the weather, I do try to get out to the barn every day. These days, something coming up at work is more likely to prevent me from seeing my horse than a rainy day. Even if the footing in the arenas is too wet to ride, I can still get on Eli and … Continue reading Rain or Shine
Hello! I am still here and kind of did not notice that I have neglected to blog for two months - for many reasons. I have various updates on Eli, Eli's fly boots, Eli's preternatural ability to get randomly injured, Eli's tack, and Eli's mommy's (yes, me) recent realization that is it VERY IMPORTANT to … Continue reading “Immersed in a Cocoon of Serenity”
Eli was re-scoped recently, and while he was at the vet clinic he also got his spring vaccinations, a Coggins, and I asked for front hoof xrays as it had been a … while. The scope? Ulcers about 50% improved. He is going to continue Gastrogard & misoprostol, and his vet added in sucralfate. He … Continue reading Re-Scope: Progress
Perhaps we can all agree the Ides of March have done a number on us all yet again this year? Eli decided to have a little veterinary adventure right around the time change, so instead of me benefiting from more light after work, he got to benefit from two clinic visits. Poor guy has … Continue reading Goes Easy on the Ides
Remember how it already snowed 6 inches in my corner of central Texas back in January? Texas got wrung through the iciest wringer in the state's recent history (meaning since weather has been recorded here back in the late 19th century) starting with Valentine's Day. And then President's Day. And this extended through an entire … Continue reading 6 Days in the 9th Circle