I got home last night a little late from work, and Rio was lying down. He's a pretty avid napper, but not usually at the time of day. But he seemed comfortably napping and got up when I opened his door. I thought it was weird but maybe just that. After I threw hay to everyone he went back down. Crap. I got him up and took his temp and called the vet. Wouldn't you know my vet is away at conference? Of course. That's how these things go. But anyway, I wasn't super worried. It was a weird weather day, and while Rio has never really been the colicky sort, he has once or twice in the 15 years we've shared had a little bout of gas discomfort. Always a dose of banamine and a little walk and he was back to good.
|We met in January 2004. Here we are in Europe during our first ride together|
|We spent that year in the adult jumpers getting to know each other|
|The next year we moved up to the low A/O's. Something I never thought I'd be brave enough to do|
|We were moderately successful. Rio took the best care of me.|
|He had some injuries over the years, and eventually he stepped down to the hunters. |
He was very successful in that ring too!
|We showed in the equitation sometimes too.|
Here we are placing in second in our state medal final.
|I mean the pizza truck party was pretty epic.|