Friday, February 20, 2015

Soaking feet and brushing Biscuit

I went out to the barn Wednesday and pulled Biscuit up.  I visited with The Lee Ann's and soaked Biscuit's hooves.  His frogs have sloughed off chunks - got to get them grown back in.

Biscuit gave me a few hissies over standing in the water - he was fussed at by me and both Lee Ann's.  I brushed him too - a ton of hair came off - enough to have made a dang sweater!!!

I enjoyed brushing him and hugging him up.  He is such a sweetheart.  I soaked his feet for 30 minutes.  Got to start doing it every other day or so to get rid of the trush he is prone to.

I went out Thursday to see him and Sarge.  Biscuit comes right to me and can't wait to put his head in his halter so we can go eat grass.  I let him eat the green stuff right by the gate while I put Sarge's halter on and so I had both of them out eating grass.  I only had 15 minutes today to let them graze.  I had to get home to watch Kayden after school.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Biscuit goes for a walk with me

I was only able to get out to the barn for 20 minutes Sunday.  I had been so busy with wedding cakes and when people are helping you because of surgery your time is not your own.  I went to the stable and Biscuit came to the corral and I haltered him and took him out.  Barry was behind me and he took Sarge and saddled him up.  I walked Biscuit down the road a bit letting him graze.  It is so nice to go out to the barn and my horse not run from me or walk off from me.

I had to go back to the house for a cake consulation so to put Biscuit in the pasture and kissed him up.  I turned him loose and turned to go out and heard him take off.  This is what I saw...

He was running down the fence whinneying to Sarge.  Biscuit was running/bucking and calling to Sarge. Devin had come out there with Mazlynn and Lesly.  Maz got to take a ride on Sarge!!!

I went to my doctor today and received a clean bill of health - there was nothing in the pathology to be concerned about and I was so grateful.  I have to go back in 4 weeks to be released and then we will be riding!!!  Woo hooo.  Until that time I will be taking it easy - making sure I don't cause anything to keep her from saying "go ride - have a great time".  

Biscuit and I will start working in the arena and walking down the road.  He is such a good boy and hope that when we start riding again it won't take us long to get back in shape!!

Out to see my Biscuit and Sarge

It was a week from the last time I saw the horses until I was able to get back out to the barn.  I stayed home after surgery to make sure I heal.

We went out and gave the horses alfalfa.  It was so good to hug them up.  Biscuit is starting to shed.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

January 25 ride

I finally was given the ok to ride my horse.  Kellie and I planned a ride on Saturday January 25.  I promised the doctor it would be a shorter ride.

I hauled Biscuit out to Tyrrell Park and used the Steele Saddle.  It still doesn't fit Biscuit and I could  still feel it on the back of my legs.  James and Beverly joined us for the ride and my horse was such a good boy.  No problems from not riding for 2 months and 3 days.  He was EXCELLENT.

We rode a little more than 5.5 miles.

Mike had came out to the barn and trimmed their feet - Biscuit now has 3/8" concavity when he used to be at 0.  Quite a bit of improvement.

I did go out and soak his feet and he did great.

The horses were moved aroud in January after  the explosion - they weren't happy campers.

I need to have surgery again so that was on February5th - 2 days ago.  I won't be able to ride for 6 weeks so by the time I can ride I will have been off for 4 months except for the little 5.5 mile ride.

Going to work on soaking feet and walking.  Biscuit has been doing great.  Love  my boy.