Thursday, May 24, 2018
Top: Velvet Heart
Belt: Mane Jane
Jeans: Kut From the Kloth
Shoes: Bucket Feet
Tote: Kate Spade
That's it from here today! What are you wearing? Have any favorites?
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
I have the less local vet scheduled for Tuesday to take x-rays. I'm crossing all the crossables that everything has stayed put and hopefully we can start making a plan to move toward normal life for him. I'm hoping he'll be allowed to at least go out in the tiny walkout on Rio's side of the barn soon. When I was building the barn, I wanted to have run outs for the horses. Unfortunately, due to the layout of my property and zoning regulations, I had to make them really small. The side Rio lives on has the smaller sized walkouts, but in trade, they are also covered. They're about 12x20 in size. The one on Jamp's side of the barn is larger at around 20x50. Rio is currently using the larger one for his turnouts while he rehabs that bowed tendon. But hopefully soon Jampy can hang out in the smaller one for at least a few hours a day.
Another bonus that I've never considered a bonus, is that my horses turnout in the ring since they both hate the back paddock. Jampy won't be able to have grass anymore, so fortunately, once he's cleared for exercise, he can go back to his normal turnout routine in my sand ring.
So this past week and weekend has been spent grooming the boys and trying to hand walk them between rain storms. Rio's gotten to graze a bunch too. He's like snow white out there, all the animals want to graze with him!
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
So why was it a bad plan? Because I can't ride. Watching old videos of Rio flying around the 1.2m A/O's,
But now? Now that I haven't swung a leg over a horse in almost three weeks, it was super depressing. Then I start to feel guilty about feeling all woe is me because I can't ride when my horse was suffering through a painful bout with laminitis. Selfish much?
See? I told you there were some feels. Nostalgia, envy, disappointment, frustration. UGH. Fortunately, there's also some happy and relief that Jampy is feeling a lot better. And in time, I'll get to ride again. A good friend offered to let me sit on her horse this weekend, so hopefully we'll make that happen. In the meantime, I'll be hanging out with my old men waiting for the vet to come out.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Sweater: Ralph Lauren
Belt: Mane Jane
Jeans: KUT from the Kloth
And that's it for today! Maybe one of these days I'll get back to running and have a running outfit to share. I really need to do SOMETHING since I'm not riding. The handwalking is something I guess, but I really think I need a little more cardio in my life. Not want mind you. But need.
How's the weather by you? Have any fun new clothes in your life? Or a new favorite riding outfit?
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Rio has been getting plenty of attention too, fear not! He gets a 20-30 minute hand walk in the evenings and a few minutes of grass too.
The weekend was mostly the same minus the work part. I ran a few errands, but otherwise have just been staying close to the farm. My brother and sister-in-law hosted mother's day though, so I did go over there to see my mom.
Since I've been somewhat house bound I finally started getting my old riding videos transferred onto my computer. So that's been a hilarious walk down memory lane. I imagine you'll see some clips over on my instagram in the coming days.
And really, that's about it from here. Not very exciting, but sometimes not exciting is preferable. I'm looking forward to when Jampy can wean off the ice and I can get a full night's sleep!
What's happening with you all? Have you been showing? Do anything fun? I need to live vicariously through you, so please share some fun stories with me!
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
We think that over the past year Jampy has developed some metabolic issues. I had even commented on here about his dad bod. Unfortunately, neither myself nor my vets really thought much of his weight gain. We attributed it to the long winter. He really was looking great otherwise. So as normal we did his hocks last week to get him all ready for the summer. And that's where we think things went wrong. If you have a horse that's teetering on the edge of being diabetic (or some other metabolic condition) adding a steroid will spell disaster. So that is what we're waiting to learn from the blood work. Those results will help to manage his health and diet moving forward. And obviously no more joint maintenance. What it won't do is help right now. We really just have to wait for his body to calm down.
Jamp's kind of reversed rolls with my nosy neighbor...
I wonder if neighbor feels like he's being watched?
Now that we've covered Jampy, I might as well tell you about everything else going on around here. Last Wednesday I had my birthday dinner with my dad and stepmom. They got me the BEST gift!
Unfortunately, I didn't get to test it out. Also a waste was having a memory card sent second day air to have for Saturday. Bummer. Maybe I'll strap it to a pug? We'll have to wait and see!
Rio is doing well. His tendon is looking smaller, so hopefully he'll be on the mend soon. He's been enjoying hand walks, grazing, and lots of groomies.
In other annoying adulting news.... Tuesday when I was cold hosing Jamp's hocks I discovered that this puddle appeared in my ring afterwards:
Yeah. That's where the septic is for the barn. So that's not good. I had a guy out Saturday. He was pretty sure it was just a filter problem, but obviously that would be too easy.
He'll be back later in the week or early next week to hunt down the bad pipe. Good times here at the farm!
This is also the week that my roofer had my house on the schedule. That's nice and quiet while I'm working from home. Especially since Artie feels the need to bark at every hammer stroke. Sigh.
P on the other hand could not care less.
Pretty sure my company hand book says sleeping on the job is a fireable offense... But she's not actually on the payroll so I guess we won't report her.
I was super bummed to miss the Derby de Mayo party I had been invited to on Saturday. I probably could have gone, it wasn't far away, but I just wasn't in the party mood. I had a fantastic little sombrero fascinator I was going to wear though. Guess I'll just have to wait seven years for the next time the holidays collide.
One of the nice things about my family living close by is that I didn't have to miss my nieces' birthday dinner on Sunday. My brother lives just 5 miles from me, so I popped over after swapping Jamp's ice boots. The girls' birthdays are just one day apart, so while they're little at least, we can combine b-day dinners. Ellie, the younger one, turned 2 on Sunday. Keira, the big sister, turned 5 on Monday. My step mom shares her birthday, but I'm sure she doesn't want me broadcasting her age!
I didn't stay too long, but got to watch them open gifts and have a hot dog. It was the first thing I'd eaten that wasn't a bagel with cream cheese or potato chips for three days. So that was nice!
A couple of weeks ago I was approached to make some bracelets for awards at an upcoming horse show. Since I'm pretty property bound, I managed to get those all made up this weekend.
They came out cute! These are my favorites:
That's where we're at so far this week. This duffle bag pretty much sums up life right now: