Monday, November 4, 2013

A Little Bit of Catching Up

Sorry for the quiet week guys! Between my rehab pony, being sick and one of the busiest weeks of the year at work I didn't actually have too much to write about. Gatsby is plugging away at his weeks of handwalking, we are actually down to the final one! *hopefully* Our vet is coming out on Wednesday for vaccinations and is going to check on the leg to see if we are good to move forward with tack walking. Fingers crossed!!!
Cutest thing ever.

Kanye has been doing well also. I got a little nervous over the weekend because his sheath area seemed very swollen from the gelding. It's been a bit of a struggle to get him trotting for 30 minutes a day as he does not know how to lunge and me chasing him around his pasture doesn't get much except for a confused look. I called the vet and he said not to worry but to try to get him moving more and give him a little bute until the swelling goes down. I finally succeed in figuring out how to get him to move...just get all the horses in the neighboring pasture as far away as possible so he thinks they are leaving...even then he's not too crazy though. I tried tying a plastic bag to my lunge whip but he couldn't have cared less. He is going to be BOMB. PROOF. On Saturday we were fixing some of the fencing in his pasture and were drilling holes and hammering nails and he stood there with his nose on my shoulder the whole time. LOVE HIM!
Baby trying to figure out what lunging is

Hope you all had a fun Halloween! I didn't do anything because I was so sick but I am SUPER excited that it is November because now my favorite holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) are on their way! George and I are going to New York City for a long weekend on the 15th and his parents arrive the following weekend so lots to look forward to over here!
Oh my god so cute. Just wish Gatsby could be in it too!


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    1. Seriously! Gatsby is so skittish so this is going to take some getting used to but I love it so far!

  2. He is going to be a fun pony to bring up!

    1. I hope so! So far so good and we are approaching one month together!

  3. Ick I hope everyone feels better soon. I totally freaked out when I got Chrome gelded and his sheath swelled up too. I had no idea the sheath would swell. It's normal though. :) I was fortunate that even though Chrome didn't know how to longe he figured it out really quick, so I have no advice. I just hope it heals quickly so it stops stressing you out. :)

    1. Thanks:) He is definitely recovering well. I don't think it was that bad I just had no idea it would swell that much so I was alarmed.