Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Did you guys do anything crazy or embarrassing this weekend that you'd like to share? Buy anything awesome and irresponsible maybe? Tell me all about it in the comments!
I promise I have some entertaining equine content for What's up Wednesday tomorrow at least!
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Top: Ralph Lauren
Breeches: Smartpak Pipers
Belt: Noble Outfitters
|Yeah, super short. My bad.
Helmet: Charles Owen
Ok, enough with the boots. Here's what I wore to work today:
Sweater: Pink Rose
Jeans: True Religion
|forgive this wonky photo, Blogger wasn't having it with my edits today...
That's what I'm wearing today! What do you have on? Would you be embarrassed by how short my boots are? Or does the crazy color scheme distract from that?
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Rio had a quick visit with the vet too because I've noticed he's had more muscle atrophy. We think it's probably from the epm mixed with his getting older. Just to be safe we did some blood work including a test for Cushings. Fortunately, I found out today his blood work looks great and he does NOT have cushings. Thatta boy Rio!
Since Jamp and Romey had all that work done on Friday, they had the weekend (and Monday and Tuesday) off. You know what that meant?! All Rio, all the time! Ok not entirely. Jamp and Romey got plenty of attention, hand walking, and grooming also. But all my saddle time was with Rio. We did a quick flat in the ring both days and then wandered around the yard eating grass and walking some hills. Because hills should help some with his muscle deterioration. Maybe.
Sunday everyone got trimmed and had their manes fixed. And more grass of course.
In other news, my awesome purple boots came today! But... They're not the color I thought they would be and I messed up measuring the height so they're a little short. I emailed the store I bought them through to see about the color so I didn't ride in them yet. Despite them not being perfect, they are undeniably still awesome. And it's ok if they're a bit short, it's not like I could ever show in them... Wanna see??? Ok, I'll give a spoiler, but you'll see them better tomorrow on Thursday's Threads.
And that's what's up this Wednesday! What's up with you? I shall leave you with this photo of two Pug loaves:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Romey presented (as I've been feeling all spring) as pretty sound to the left but very unsound to the right. We did some flexions but nothing really made it better or worse. Thus, we moved on to the fun part: Ultra sound! ($$$$$) The ultra sound found that he has a great big tear in his meniscus, BUT he has no edema surrounding it. Due to that, Doc wasn't convinced that's the problem. He said it's really hard to believe that's making him so acutely unsound with no fluid or inflammation surrounding it whatsoever. Can't argue that really. So we moved on to x-rays...($$$$$$$$$$$$$$)
Doc started with stifles because that's really what he was thinking after watching him go under saddle. But those came out clear. We then moved on to hips which also looked pretty good. So lower we went, to some part of the femur that I can't remember what it's called. And low and behold... My horse has a broken leg. YOU GUYS. MY HORSE HAS A BROKEN LEG! Doc says it's old, definitely happened years ago. But that is like 99% why he is so unsound to the right. Excellent.We also took some pictures of his spine to see about that kissing spine, which yes, he has that too. But like the meniscus, Doc doesn't think it's causing him any duress at the moment.
After all that blabbing... Here's my confession today:
I bought a horse for $2800. I spent another $2800 on the prepurchase. And somehow I STILL wound up with a horse with a broken leg. Who bites.
Have any of you been in a similar situation? Any suggestions on a retirement home? He's only 8, so I need something pretty affordable, as I imagine he'll be living the retired life for a VERY long time.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Top: Sweet Claire
Jeans: Henry & Belle
Shoes: Sperry Top Sider
Belt: Swanky Saddle
It was pretty warm last night for my ride, so I thought it was time to break out the pastels:
|Someone looks pretty fancy here... and it's probably not the lady dressed like an Easter egg.
Helmet: Charles Owen GR8
Top: Um... I'm forgetting who makes this shirt right now...
Socks: Dreamers and Schemers
And that's what I'm wearing today! What do you have on? How's the weather where you are? Any favorites from today?