Milton’s Foot Diagnosis Develops

Horsekeeping Lucky enough to have a horse.   Remember Milton’s lameness/abscess saga? [Milton Behind Bars] March 31 [An Alternate Explanation] April 7 [Shoeing at a Social Distance] April 13 There’s more.     In addition to starting at the bottom of his foot and erupting out the top, looks like the abscess pushed through theContinue reading “Milton’s Foot Diagnosis Develops”

The Unbridgeable Abyss That Shall Eternally Divide Them

Adventures in Saddle Seat Enjoy the Ride   I’ve spilled a fair amount of electrons comparing saddle seat to other disciplines. There is one place where they will never, ever agree. Wanna taunt a saddle seat trainer? Send photos after you trim manes and tails. Left, Rodney’s mane. Trimmed because he looked like a shaggyContinue reading “The Unbridgeable Abyss That Shall Eternally Divide Them”

To Ride Or Not To Ride, The Question Is Irrelevant

Horsekeeping Lucky enough to have a horse.   Looks around. Gathers courage. Steps quietly into the ring. The Internet has been awash with opinions. “Closer to home, I’ve seen some *insane* comment threads on social media. ” ‘fraidy cat eventing: news from the front In One Corner: Horses count as an agricultural exemption. I canContinue reading “To Ride Or Not To Ride, The Question Is Irrelevant”

Annoying Shortages Not Related To The Virus, But Of Course The Current Situation Makes Everything Worse

Horsekeeping Lucky enough to have a horse. As it says on the tin. We have issues that have nothing to do with coronovirus. Nothing serious, just day-to-day horse management. Hay Because it’s easy to overlook the obvious, one reason we added alfalfa was because of a hay shortage. Coastal hasn’t been available in our areaContinue reading “Annoying Shortages Not Related To The Virus, But Of Course The Current Situation Makes Everything Worse”

Shoeing at a Social Distance

Horsekeeping Lucky enough to have a horse.     Verdict So much for our theory on Milton getting kicked [An Alternate Explanation]. Turns out it was a classic abscess. He picked up something that gradually worked its way up and out. Farrier says better to have them in the heel than the toe. Not asContinue reading “Shoeing at a Social Distance”

From the Department of Silver Linings, Milton’s fly mask

Horsekeeping Lucky enough to have a horse.   Greg is working from home. To give himself a place to concentrate, he has set up a desk in the barn. The horses have been hanging out in the barn with him in hopes of cookies. They have not been disappointed. In between the cookiefests, there hasContinue reading “From the Department of Silver Linings, Milton’s fly mask”