Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Awesomeness

Morning rides are best

Not a whole lot of exciting stuff currently happening, but this weekend should be fun! Saturday is a dressage team clinic with KB. I'll be riding Jetta and another girl on the team is going to ride Misty! It will awesome for Misty to have someone else ride her and to get two free lessons on the horses basically (well, I will get to watch someone have a lesson on Misty but I'm sure I'll glean enough info to apply in my own riding).

Then Sunday is a jumping lesson with KO I'll be doing on Jetta. It's usually a group lesson, but this time around I only have one other girl going at the same time, so maybe we'll get to try some bigger jumps/harder questions? We'll see!

Jumping ride Thursday for Jetta, dressage for Misty, then dressage ride for both on Friday. I really hope Jetta will behave herself for our dressage lesson on Saturday. Oh, and then somewhere in there I need to clip Jetta (still haven't done it) so I don't get in trouble with KO. So a busy next few days!

In other news, Misty might have an abscess? My parents told me she had an abscess on her front left leg and that it was oozing pus. Lovely. I went and looked at it and... found nothing. I think it's definitely a little more puffy than normal, but it's on her foot with the big nasty scar so I can't be too sure. But she trotted out perfectly sound and I prodded and poked and picked at it and didn't find anything. She didn't even mind me poking around. So I'm hoping that either 1) it's not an abscess, they're just seeing things or 2) her body's taking care of it and it has drained all by itself. But we'll keep an eye on it just to be sure. 

Hm. Maybe more puffy than normal?
Yeah, definitely puffier, but no abscess to be found...

I'm still coming down off my horse show high with Misty. I just love how she's game for anything. Can we count everything that she's done so far? Competitive trail, working ranch horse, ranch sorting, dressage and now hunters! And I still want to do some cross country with her because I think she'd be a great little eventer pony. 

Here's some video stills I took from the weekend:

 
Over jumping much?

Love this one. Now if it was only a real picture it would be so awesome!


Oh, and also I never shared a picture of our one and only ribbon! So here's the proof that my little roany paint pony did indeed place second :)

 

10 comments:

  1. Abscesses in the hoof sometimes move upward, into the coronet. Sometimes, if it doesn't drain on its own, the vet or farrier will cut the abscess to let it drain. Then you will have to bandage it.

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    1. Yes... I'm quite aware of this...

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  2. Misty is jumping them so cute!! Congrats on the ribbon :)

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  3. Misty is sooooooooo cute. Simon loves a high abscess and I usually soak them out with betadine/hot water and epsom salt.

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    1. Yep, I usually do the same! We shall see if this is an abscess though... It's about an inch and a half or two inches above the coronet so I don't think it came through the hoof because usually those blow out right at the coronet band.

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  4. Hope she feels better soon!

    Love the jumping cutie!

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    1. Thanks! Luckily she doesn't seem to be feeling off whatsoever, which makes me doubt that it's an abscess because usually they're so ouchy with one and maybe she just whacked it, hence the swelling. She really does like to paw at things...

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  5. Misty is just adorable. Love her jump!

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