Saturday there was horrible wind all day. While usually I do try to brave most nasty weather conditions, this wind was roaring so loud, and the trees were swaying with such agitation, that I did not ride at all. Christine thought if we went riding, we might get clobbered by flying branches. It figures that our shortlived heat-wave of earlier this week happened when I was working. In any event, today I was back at Bill's with Christine. But uh-oh. When I got there, Bill was doctoring QTee who had a substantial cut on her leg.
It must have just happened--in the last 6-12 hours. It looked like something had sliced a little disk of skin right at the fetlock...and something pretty sharp. But what? Bill scouted around the pasture for any offending sharp points or trouble-spots. Sometimes you can actually find where a horse has hurt himself. But today, nothing. Could the ice have done it? We sure have a lot of ice around here.... QTee's wound was treated, bandaged and she got some bute. The she went in the stall for a little bit. (QTee was not too happy about being in that stall.)
It was back to being bone-chillingly cold today (and still really windy) but the ring was clear, the sun was out, and I hadn't had a real ride on Lilly in weeks, so down to the ring we went. Lilly did everything I asked her too. We did side passing, whoaing, lots of changes of direction, collection. She was responsive and respectful. I daresay, I felt pretty darn good riding her.
Bella is our most dedicated fan. She often watches, ringside.
And the doggies came out too for a little bit of frolicking, a little bit of spectating, and a little bit of manure-eating. Gross!
Christine was snapping pictures, and snapped this of me and Bill.
If you'd like to see Lilly and I today in video action, then you can click here!
A few weeks ago, one of my fave bloggers, Honeysuckle Faire, passed a blogging award on to me. I have not forgetten, dear Honeysuckle Faire! In the next few posts I will be blogging happily about this award. The truth is, this award carries some responsibilities and I have not fulfilled them yet. Not to worry, I am working on it!