lurath: teephs (chestnut mare)
Sometimes I feel like all the dreams I have about my future are laid on the foundation that is Her.

From Summer Exploits 2010

Love. Stress. Worry. Hope. Forgiveness. Power. Flight.
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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Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!

Face to the palm.

Deli cast herself in her paddock last night — actually I think she got her right hind stuck between gate and post. At any rate she is swollen like a sausage from foot to stifle and not wanting to put any weight on it. No scrapes or anything, but LORDY, she is pissed off. Still herself but clearly in a lot of pain and very grumpy about it.

I think she at least pulled something in her stifle the way it is looking. Hopefully nothing more serious than that?

I'm home briefly to grab my school books and some clay poultice, and then I'm zipping back to the barn to helicopter-parent over her.

There is good news though: I was informed today that the crazy-lady boarder is LEAVING! W00t!

Sigh. Deli dear.

Decided to have the vet out just in case. I literally have never seen a leg so swollen in my life...
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OH! Something else potentally exciting is that Kim, my barn owner, offered me the use of her "grandmother" mare Cece for Brian to learn to ride on! Apparently she is a packer, and she is built like a tank. She is 20, semi-retired, and has some arthritic changes in her hocks so lots of walking and easy-going trotting will be good for her. I need to talk to Kim and see if putting her on the lunge would be okay. And THEN I need to convince Brian to take weekly lessons!

I totally bought him riding shoes for X-mas too. Bwhaha...


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