Since we didn't get anything exciting, I'll post a few NY pictures of blizzards over the years because I'm feeling a little nostalgic for real winter (although I have enjoyed not having to pull the snow shovel out once this winter).
|previous ottb storm let loose in the yard while i did his stall.|
|he loved to antagonize my goats.|
|same storm in '10.|
|darcy in an '09 storm. (oh my gosh, my puppy is getting old!)|
|valentine's day '07.|
|same storm. i lived in a basement apt. and this bunny tunneled|
to my window to eat sticks.
|red pony! '07.|
Anyway, even I am taken aback by how much I fucking ramble sometimes. Bobby's abcess blew Friday night/Saturday morning. I got to the barn Saturday and he was hanging out in Simon's stall while his got cleaned.
|looking for attention. stall rest is boring.|
I would like to insert a very brief rant in here. There is a difference between free lungeing and letting your horse loose in an arena/round pen. Free lungeing is controlled exercise with your horse, telling it where to go and at what speed. Free lungeing is having your horse listen to you and the cues from your body--back up, come in, turn around to the inside or the outside, etc. Turning your horse loose and chasing it with a whip as it bucks and snorts and probably rolls is not free lungeing. It's chasing your horse. Probably has its place, but it's not the same thing. Want to learn more? Buy Fundamentals of Free Lungeing by Dr Stephen Mackenzie, one of my all-time favorite professors during college. Please, everyone in the entire world, stop saying that you're free lungeing unless you actually are. It drives me fucking batty.
Off my soap box now.
That was officially the end of stall rest. I cleaned his foot off and finally saw the decent sized hole in his heel where the nasty thing blew. I asked BM if I should bother wrapping it again, but we decided to just let the fluffy snow (they got six inches at the barn) keep it clean. We brought Spyder and Bennie in and turned Bobby out with his nighttime pasture mates Silver and Ranger for a bit. He was like, "I'm outsiiiiidddeeee!!!" and couldn't stand still for a second.
|polite, patient pony for stall rest, but who doesn't love to eat snow?|
I tried to convince him that it would be cute if he romped and rolled in the snow, but he was more convinced he should just take a nap.
|"really, lady? i lead a hard life. i should be allowed to nap."|
|napping conformation pic.|
i love how much his neck has filled out, but that booty...
|following me back to the gate. i got bored quickly.|
Easiest patient ever, Mr Magee. We both thank you for all of your healing juju!