I'm really bummed I missed the Mustang Club meeting yet again. I had even made a huge stink about it earlier in the month because John and Katia have plans on the last Thursday of every month now too. I told them I was NOT going to let them keep me from my meeting, and they'd have to arrange a babysitter for Liam. Then I was sick. If it wasn't so long a drive I might have gone anyway, but then I might have made people sick, so it's probably better this way. Hopefully nothing weird will come up next month. It's been too long since I've been able to go. I miss you all, my Mustang Club buddies!
I think my gelding won't be getting here anytime soon. Someone at the BLM was sick and another horse's delivery was set back by a week, so I'm guessing it's all been pushed back. Not that I knew when he was coming anyway. But it's kind of just making me think twice, or three times, or more.
One of my thoughts is this: Bella saw a farrier the other day, and he is going to put shoes on her on Sunday. I don't know why he couldn't do it same day, I was kind of disappointed. Had to pay for two visits too, which I thought was weird. But anyway, in his assessment of her lameness he found calcification in a tendon on her right front, which is the more lame front leg. He got her to react to hoof testers on her left front, which isn't as lame. So the idea is that if we put her in shoes with special frog support pads, it will support her hoof and give some relief to the tendon, and she'll be in Natural Balance shoes, which will also relieve the tendon. hopefully it would allow things to heal and she wouldn't need shoes on a regular basis. You know I'm not big on shoeing. So - what if she was sound? I wouldn't need another horse. Then I got to thinking about her hind end problems. She's not really ever going to be 100% sound. But maybe good enough? Only two horses to feed through the winter when we're having a hay shortage sure sounds nice. I could get a new mustang later, after meeting him in person at an adoption, if I found Bella couldn't do the work I wanted of her.
And that mule keeps dancing through my head.
Back to calcification in a tendon (don't know which one, just that it's the back of the leg between knee and fetlock - I think it's the superficial flexor tendon, not the deep digital flexor tendon, but I'm not sure) does anyone know if that's something that ever gets better?