Eli seems to enjoy a life of leisure. Basically since Thanksgiving, I have only ridden him a handful of times. And the majority of the handful of rides? Pretty much just walking. Walking ... in the dark. So also spooking. He has a lot of energy. He expends some if it in turnout, but ... … Continue reading The Injury of the Week Club
I prefer a full body clip over other styles, but I put Eli's needs first. And he needs those legs to be fuzzy. And he needs a back patch for the saddle. I don't think he needs a hairy face, necessarily, but clipping over his face dent does freak me out a little so he … Continue reading The Hunter Clip
Most of this is now not in my locker. My tack locker at the barn isn't a large space, but it is definitely enough for a saddle, some strap goods, a few sets of boots ... I crammed quite a bit more than that in there over the years. A lot of it was collecting … Continue reading Tack Locker Refresh
Progress continues on improvements the barn owner has underway at the barn. Some landscaping boulders have been placed along the driveway. Eli first noticed these on Thursday and he was exceptionally cautious about approaching them. I held off introducing him to the rocks because some workers were still messing around with equipment nearby - which … Continue reading Rocks Eat Horses
It had been ... some time ... since Eli had last had his stifles injected. Because I have FINALLY been able to ride him regularly over the summer, I did notice that his hind end was not really as active or powerful as usual. No question it's his stifles. But with the suspensory treatment and … Continue reading Go-Go Juice
Omeprazole: I've taken it myself. Eli just finished up a course of it. And now Conrad gets some for a few days. Yep, this little man, who was quite himself on Tuesday -- had a good walk, ate his meals, snuggled in his blankets -- was just not right on Wednesday. This not-rightness went on … Continue reading Omeprazole for Everyone!
Blogging on a Saturday ... What have Eli and I been up to lately? He finished off his Gastrogard some time ago but seems to be doing quite well, other than it being hotter than the surface of the sun in Texas at this time of year. I had been riding him every other day … Continue reading Playing Catch Up Again
I forgot to mention yesterday, Eli's RF lameness from a while back resolved with two days of soaking and wrapping with Epsom salt paste. He never blew an abscess, so I think he may have just stepped on himself in the trailer or something like that on the way back from the vet clinic. He … Continue reading Thank You, Dover Saddlery!
I still have not figured out why it feels like I have less time instead of more time while this working-from-home lifestyle continues. I have neglected blogland as a result. The pony and the puppy still get a lot of my free time, though, and those are the priority components of my lifestyle, so I … Continue reading Incrediwear Circulation Exercise Bandages Review
Eli had a very mild bout of colic a few months ago, right at the afternoon feeding time, which resolved with Banamine and a little hand-walking. Of course with any colic, things can go south fast so I was relieved that it was alleviated quickly. But then it happened AGAIN this past Sunday, same exact … Continue reading Got Scoped