Monday, October 26, 2015

Life Goes On

Thank you all for the kind thoughts. Things seem pretty normal already. Only a little sad bitterness left over. I knew what was coming for so long that I had mostly detatched myself from my beautiful Luc. It was worst when I looked at him, so apparently whole and growing into the gorgeous horse he was destined to be. And so adventurous. Damn that little navicular bone.

Back to the core group, just the two horses to feed, and the good old donkeys.

I haven't decided what to do for a riding horse. I could save up and buy a broke horse. I could adopt a colt from Bella and Scout's herd management area in a couple weeks if I can get my mustang pen rebuilt in time. Or I could once again try riding Bella. Maybe there is a supplement out there that would actually work. Turmeric? Maybe if I just get out and ride some trails I'll find she only stumbles on the flat (unlikely) or if I get her fit, maybe she'll be ok.

We took them out yesterday for a short ride/hike. John needs to start riding his horse so they''ll know each other well enough to be my babysitters when I start riding another horse. He finally settled on a pair of riding boots (he's hard to fit) so he should be good to go for lots of riding now.

Bella is pretty unflappable in the woods. :)

I like this pic of Scout from a ride last week:
I wasn't sure how he'd like the flapping orange flagging tape, but it was no biggie. And he actually looks kind of dapper in blaze orange, unlike the rest of us.


T.L. Merrybard said...


They make a lovely pair. I hope you can find something to help Bella. Rose hip? Seems to be the in thing over here for arthritic dogs at the moment! Also epsom salts is good to help rebuild ligaments, tendons, cartilage and such. I got my sister's 26 year old pony onto it while he was here because he kept bowing tendons and touch wood he's been good ever since and she's kept him on it. Different issue I know but I'd be throwing everything possible at her for a chance ride her. :)

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Epsom salts? Orally? I'd be more than willing to try it. How much?

Are the rose hips fed for their vitamin c content or is there something else in them that helps?