I think I mentioned yesterday that Bella brought her toe down pretty hard on my big toe joint. It's ugly. Literally and figuratively. I can kind of walk now that I'm dosed up on ibuprofen, but it hurts. I can't put on shoes! I tried. It was very painful. I did find that I can slide my feet into my slippers, so I was able to go outside and say hi to the horses and give them their supplements. Except for Bella, who apparently decided the supplements weren't worth having to put up with my company. Either that or she didn't catch on that I had food. I wasn't about to chase her down, so I pretended she didn't exist.
I think I finally got a fairly accurate measure of Tonka's height, and I was very surprised. He's only 15.1 hands. I have to stretch so much to get on, I thought he surely must be taller. I must be getting old.
I used two bamboo poles in a T shape to see how tall he is, and trusted my daughter to tell me when they were plumb and level. Tonka was pretty cool with it. Just didn't quite understand when I asked him to put both of his front feet next to each other. We got pretty close.
Soxy thought I was going to beat her when I tried to walk up with the poles! Poor girl. Coda was probably about 14.1 hands. Surprised me. I think of him as an average height horse, and that's not very tall. I suspect Soxy would be somewhere between the two boys' heights. I didn't measure Mack or Bella.
I'm off to put my toe up for a while and take some more drugs. Hope you're having a more active and fun day than I am!