This was kind of a slow week for the horses. I mentioned last week that they had some vet work done on Monday. That resulted in hand walking Tues, Wed, and Thurs. Light riding Friday for Jamp and Ducky. Duck was allowed back to regular work on Saturday. Jamp had an extra light day and went back to work Sunday.
Jamp's having some trouble sweating which is of some concern. As per my vet's instructions, he know gets a Guinness with dinner because for some reason dark beer helps with this issue. I call it beer mash. He loves it! But I digress... Due to the non-sweating, I need to be mindful of how hot he gets. Walk breaks seem to help, and it's been on the cool side so that's also good. He jumped a few tiny jumps Monday, and I'm hoping to jump around some larger tiny jumps tonight. 2'6"-2'9" is my plan. We'll see how that plays out.
Ducky has earned himself a gold star this week! He's been coming out and working happily. He's been QUIET, and relatively non-spooky. He did however, have a high Lyme titer. So I'm not certain that he's really come around to being a good hony, or if he just has the right amount of Lyme Disease coursing through his body to keep him calm, but not lame. Hard to say. I guess once the meds kick in I'll find out! I'm hoping for the former though. Since he's been such a happy boy, we got a little adventurous and jumped through the baby combination in the ring. It's not really set for such teeny "jumps" so the striding didn't work out very well, but he was so brave! He used to try and stop the first time at any new jump, but he didn't even think about it this time. He just went right through like he knew exactly what he was doing. So proud of the little guy!
Before I whine about my ex-worker, here are some adorable photos of the boys from this past week:
|walking the |
|Ducky surveying his land|
|Jamp hates actually being outside|
|Good honies get grass|
|I've never seen Ducky in this corner on his own before!|
|Jamp was having a rough morning|
|Rio... getting dirty.|
|Ducky and I made out a little|
|View from atop the Jamposaur|
|Rio having some salad before dinner|
Now I know, maybe he was just running late. But to not check in at all is pretty unprofessional. And honestly, I need to be able to trust this person to take care of my
The pugs are as cute and happy as ever. They got new harnesses for walking this week. We tried them out Sunday evening (after my 12 mile run, doing the barn chores, and riding) when we went for a 1 mile walk together. It was glorious. The new harnesses actually stay put, and P can't pull out of it! (She's a Houdini.)
It was a so-so week for running... Vanessa was out of town so couldn't meet up for our Thursday run. I decided to push the run to Friday. And then I was lazy so it would up being very short. 2 miles that should have been 3. Oh well. Better than nothing! You've already read all about my 12 miler on Sunday. I like to get a couple days off after a long run which would mean this morning should have been my next 3 miler. Yeah... Should have. I got up late and ran 1 mile on the treadmill. I'm not even sure that's better than nothing. But it's something I suppose. I have to see if Vanessa is planning to run tomorrow morning. If not, I may go Friday morning instead. No more excuses, must run a real distance! That half is getting closer by the second!
There hasn't been much time for other stuff lately. I just received my May Blueberry Cove box and I haven't even crafted with the April box yet! I need to get some new jewelry put together for Spring and Summer!
I know you were super worried, but fear not, I've caught up on the laundry ;)! I then had a mountain of it sitting on top of the dryer waiting to be put away, but I tackled that job last night.
That's what's up with me this Wednesday! What's up with you? Have you been riding much? Getting your runs done? Do you know anyone who might want to work in my barn on the weekends?! (No seriously, do you?)