Tuesday, March 26, 2013

No announcements (also!)

Wow -- everyone has all these huge announcements lately!  Congratulations to everyone, on new horses, moves, impending babies, et cetera!

I ... well, um ... I ... I got nothin' right now.  Well, some (guess what ... wait for it ...) health issues, but to be honest, those will be easy enough to resolve.   But other than that, it's just me, the bay ball of wonderful, the corgis, and the cats, here in Idaho.  :)

Apollo was very good this evening.  I decided it was way too cold inside the barn to ride, so whether Apollo was feeling spooky or not, we were going out. side.  It didn't seem like he was too up when I tacked him up, but I went ahead and longed him anyway.  No issues there, so once he was well warmed up and relaxing over the top, I hopped on.  He wasn't as stretchy as he is in the indoor, I think just because he was still a bit distracted, and the footing is a bit deep and soft.  Still, he was responsive and willing to work with me.  As we went on, he stretched more and came up rounder, too.

Looking forward to the farrier coming out -- Apollo's toes are getting long.  Time to get back on the 6-week schedule again, after the winter 8-week schedule!

Also, from the constantly-trying-to-kill-himself file, I present: one huge scrape, like 12" long or more, down his right front leg.  He didn't draw blood except in one spot, either the very beginning or very end of whatever gave him the scrape, and there's no unusual heat, swelling, or even minute lameness.  Just scraped all the hair off, so it's no big deal.  It is ugly, though!  I hate seeing his skin instead of hair.  Poor kiddo!  I might get a picture tomorrow.  I thought about it today but didn't -- probably should've.

Also also?  Apparently my horse plays with sticks.  Mary reports that he'll paw at the stick, toss it, and generally be a goofball, entertaining himself in the pasture.  He's pretty playful.  :)   That plus his baby face just charms me all over again.   KR described him as a young soul, kind of childlike, a description I kind of like. Some horses are definitely old souls.  Apollo doesn't appear to be one of those.  Hehehe.  :)

EDITED TO ADD:  Hey, this is my 300th post!  Nifty.

8 comments:

  1. Must have been the day of the mystery vet issues. Cuna came out with a weird fat leg. Definitely swollen instead of stocked up, no visible trauma, definitely uncomfortable, but sound.

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  2. Your horse plays with sticks...I honestly think that is worthy of a big announcement. We need a video!

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    1. If I can, I will -- I'll be sure to carry my phone out. :)

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  3. Omg. You must get a video of him playing with sticks. That is the coolest horse trick I've heard. My horse kicks boards down... but that's not quite the same.

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    1. I'll try! :) He's a funny beast, for sure.

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  4. I have no exciting news either... but I do love that this is your 300th post!!

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    1. I might have to do some kind of ... something. Though I was waiting to hit 50 or 100 readers for that, I think. :)

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  5. Sometimes no news is good news. Hope you can get video of him playing - I love how horses entertain themselves sometimes!

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