Friday, September 30, 2005

Horse country

I took the pictures of the farrier Monday, but I didn't get an entry about them then because of my cable-Internet problem.

I rode Blue Tuesday, and while his limp is gone, he still gives to the right front leg every so often.  So I wasn't too hard on him.  Then Wednesday and Thursday, I had to wait around the house for the contractors from my Internet service, so I couldn't ride.  That's probably just as well, because I don't want to overdo it on Blue.  He's been out of service for at least six weeks.

Today I rode him a little longer, still letting him poke along for the most part.  I felt him give to that leg about half a dozen times, but not nearly as bad as he was doing Tuesday.  I'll give him another day or two off before taking him out again, and see what happens.  It's perfect riding weather in Missouri right now:  highs in the 60s, sunny, leaves beginning to turn.

5 comments:

siennastarr said...

I wonder if that farrier knows he has a cute little tush?? lol  It's in every picture, just about! lol
You look so happy when you are up on your horse!  I used to ride, when I was about 15, but I would probably kill myself if I got on one now! lol

Great pictures!!  As usual!

Jackie

ravenlark2 said...

Oh wow....I would so love to live where you are. Nice weather, horses and being able to ride any time you wanted. *Sighs* I love horses. Worked on a horse ranch out in AZ as a volunteer for a while when I was 18. I loved it. The ranch was a tourist thing, leading them on trail rides and what not but I did a little bit of it all...stalls, cleaning shoes, hay pitching....Jack of all trades and master of none. Good times. Your horses are beautiful!

-Raven

marainey1 said...

I'm glad you finally able to get on that horse !  I know you miss your riding.  Weather here is about the same!  Beautiful, blue skies, sunny and cool.  'On Ya'  - ma

csandhollow said...

Precious is limping now. She has sprained a muscle inherupper leg.

bookncoffee said...

Glad Blue is getting back in business for you.  I know you are itching to ride in the pretty fall weather.