lurath: teephs (Fancy Deli)
From Summer Exploits 2010


Crappy cellphone picture — I forgot my camera!

I was able to get her lower leg swelling down by about one half with a very tight standing wrap last night. This is good news — if she stays too swollen it will impede her ever being a riding horse again. Hopefully we can reduce it more over the next couple days.

So the fluid moved to her belly and now she has a nice jiggy edema. This is okay too — better her belly than her leg! She kind of looks like she has a sheath and balls now the way the udder-swelling and edema look to casual inspection.

So this morning I got out my clay poultice and did a tight poultice wrap with that to see what kind of affect that would have on the swelling (as you can see, the clay was rather fun to play with). It's difficult to wrap the stifle area, but I'm getting better at it!

When I was leaving two red tails who were just getting their mature plumage (probably siblings) swooped in to greet me. They were literally five feet away from me in the grass and gave me a very sharp intelligent regard. That filled me with hope and awe. The red tail has appeared in the past, strongly associated with Deli, when she began the road to recovery after injuries. I have a feeling the red tail is HER spirit animal considering the first time one landed right next to her on a fence she nickered at it (this was during a serious illness at the EQC), which is odd behavior for a horse greeting a bird of prey.

I'm feeling truly hopeful for the first time in days that Deli will make a full recovery.

And I tried reducing the grain I mixed the antibiotics in and putting molasses in instead, and she ate it right up! Thanks for reminding dumbass-me that that works...
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So apparently the UCD EQC is KILLING the lesson program there and all the lesson horses (around 40-50 when I was there) need homes.

I need another horse like I need CANCER, but holy shit... what if they adopted Rain or Shinto from Camp?!

Hopefully the students will have the means to adopt.
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So, the barn debate begins. I do like GMR, where Deli is at now. It is a pretty barn, with some trails, cattle, pretty horses and the like. But it is TOO far away (30 min. from my house) and there is no one to ride with there. It is also very much a training barn only, with the owner doing breeding as well. In short, I need to find another barn. In Davis. Or I could go back to the EQC.

Any other things I should consider besides these? What do you think? INPUT!
My thoughts on barns and what Deli and I need/want… )
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I really hurt my back yesterday, but I rode in my lesson today anyways. Besides the hurting back, everything went rather well in the lesson. I rode Jules again. Otherwise today was full of mind numbing boredom interspaced with panic. At least I finished my first essay and now I can go to bed. I have this serious urge to talk to Andrew. I keep having dreams about him—some of them very annoying to wake up to.

Love sucks.

I am so burnt out and tired of school that it’s not even funny. I called Andrew yesterday and complained about lots of stuff that was irking me for nearly an hour. It was nice to get it out. Free the trapped animal.

Dawn and I have been hanging out a lot. She’s becoming a close friend. It’s nice.

Oh, and the horse show? Lets just say it was very windy. Andrew saved me by bringing me a snack and I got to meet his parents. Something like bringing food would have never occurred to Charlie. At any rate, I was ring steward for most of the day and the wind wore off a layer of my facial skin and filled every crack in my exposed body with dirt. It wasn’t exactly the most enjoyable thing I have ever done.

Devon is coming down for Thanksgiving. W00T!

So. That’s me.

/signing off.

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