Hi! It's me, the absentee blogger again!
I can't believe how fast January is cooking along!
Same old routine,working, and living and spending a little time with this guy!
THis little horse, always makes me smile , gotta love Johnny!
And also treating this gal and her interesting injury!
Ici came in last week for her supplements, and I noticed something unusual about her, her belly seemed to have a large swelling, On closer inspection I also saw a wound about 2 inches off the midline and open.I was understandably a bit concerned with the swelling, but after checking it out it was edema, and not free fluid, the belly wall was intact! thank goodness. Cleaned it up and started her on a course of antibiotics and she is healing well. What she did? I have no idea, best I can figure is she layed on something, we checked the pen, and removed a broken branch but really I have no idea if that was the culprit. I also texted my vet just to show her and confirm the course of treatment.
Ici is a sweet mare, a little timid, but very easy to treat so this has been maybe time consuming but certainly not a tough chore
The weather has been beautiful, but it is slippery around with all the melting so we are using the indoor at the stables even in daylight hours. Below is one of my clients working with Cat, so the look of it is simply practicing side passing along a rail, but the exercise was about problem solving, and working through distractions. Also the "plan to succeed" and believe in yourself. We have some trouble from time to time with a bad case of the "I can'ts" Working on changing the thought process from I can't , which essentially means I won't to I will, or even I'll try . Funny how simple changes in wording changes the energy we approach a task with. If we can change the spin on our internal recording, it is amazing what we can accomplish!
Not all sunshine and light but together they got the job done
That said , Andee's softness and quiet nature is helping also , one of the moms was quite fearful of horses when we started, and between Tango and Andee, as you can see she is becoming far more at ease
Both families, have requested the opportunity when the weather is good, to come back to working with Tango(FV Shall We Dance) from time to time. His last session was in early December ,and while I see him and give him a pat every day he is a "kid" and mostly just turned out and growing. Today was a lovely day so we brought him in and as the pictures show, he was awesome!
Yes Shirley , this colt is still listed for sale, but trust me , I am in no hurry to see him go. SOmewhere out there is just the right person for him. But while we have him here, I am sure going to enjoy working with him and watching him grow.
A big part of me wants to say , just keep him. But a horse this special ,has so much to offer ,if the right match happens for him I will be proud to send him off .
Still working on that little side project, but after my cortisone injection in my elbow last week, most projects went on hold for a bit. Back in fighting shape now (sort of ) so I went swimming again this week and will be getting back to work on the "super secret project " lol
This weekend is about some mid winter spring cleaning , organising my office and getting some things done here, which included taking the harrows around the farm behind the gator to rough up the ice, and make walking a less "harrowing " prospect! I wear my cleats nearly everywhere in the winter, but this helps too