Friday, July 16, 2010

Fun with horses.

Apparently I completely overreacted about Sasha's leg injury. I knew it was not a deep cut, but when I saw either bone or tendon in there I kind of freaked out a bit. Well, the girl who sold her to us came out yesterday to work with Maybelline a bit for us, and she looked at Sasha. She laughed. She couldn't help it. She had brought a whole pile of vet supplies and was even prepared to inject her with antibiotics. I told her to chalk it up to something similar to "New Mom Syndrome", and we chuckled and moved on. Sasha's limp is still very pronounced from her original sore foot but it should get completely better. I'm told Sasha is a bit sucky about stuff like that. I feel better knowing she has no permanent damage, but I'll feel better still once she stops limping and I can ride her.

Maybelline got a workout for the second day in a row. She was worked for about two hours, and by the end she was saddled, but not ridden. She was not yet ready for that, but she did great for a five year old horse who has never once been trained for anything other than being halter broke. Now Andrea is on her way here to work Maybelline for a third consecutive day. It should be good.

Had a break there. Maybelline is done her work for the day and Andrea is already on her way home. Maybelline did well, but she has a cold. It seems like one thing after another around here!

I have a rare and wonderful quiet time because Micah is sleeping (I think he has a bit of a cold) and Mike just took the other two to town to buy more bottled water. We are off our water right now until we can have it tested. We want to make sure it's still safe despite all the flooding we've had.

Anyway, I'm going to do some writing seeing I have the opportunity. I'm off for now.

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