Unless Cliff has plans that involve me, I'm going to ride Blue this morning as soon as the girls are off to school. I'll skip my daily walk with Cliff, because it seems like by the time Cliff and I finish our half-hour walk, it's often close to 10 o'clock... and time to start our noon meal. And today, shortly after dinner (noon meal), the vet is scheduled to visit. Which is why I intend to take a morning ride. Because Blue may be tipsy this evening.
The vet will give my horses the usual yearly vaccinations; he'll check to see if their teeth need floating; and because it's been three years since it's been done, he'll clean Blue's sheath. I will not be taking pictures of that particular procedure to share on my journal, so rest easy, gentle readers.
To get him to allow a stranger to work on such a sensitive area, Blue will need to be sedated. No riding tonight.
And I'm sure I'll need some sedation to recover from the vet's bill.