This frosty and icy weekend was beautiful.....and productive!
The sunset on Saturday night was breathtaking.
I had a busy weekend taking care of this cutie for some friends of mine.
An update on MB's possible hoof abscess. On Thursday's soaking he seemed better. I felt around on the sole of his hoof, feeling for tenderness. I found a "squishy" spot, but thought perhaps it was just a soft spot of sole due to wet hooves.
After soaking the hoof on Saturday, I pulled off the boot and in good daylight and noticed the soft spot on the sole now had a tiny crack/fissure. A small opening perhaps, where the had abscess burst and drained?My Boy is also getting around better on that hoof, does not appear to be as off or favoring it. However, he is having a hard time getting around his pasture in general now, which has become a tundra of frozen mud which makes walking difficult for both equines and humans.
I cleaned out MB's shed. He watched me as he nibbled on the rest of his breakfast. Note: he is resting his left hoof here, opposite of the one he was off on and favoring last week.
At one point he walked up and stood in the entryway of the shed, watching me as I cut open four bags of shavings and spread them around. As if to say, um, hurry up please.After I finished, he walked in. I thought for sure he'd roll, but he just circled and sniffed the bedding, then comfortably stood in the middle of it. Content and cozy in his blanket.Snuggled in for a mid-winter afternoon nap.
Goodness, I don't know why I bother, since he'll pretty much stand in them and soil them up. I guess I'm a sucker for making more work for myself! But I like being a good horsey mommy and I'll sleep better knowing he has a soft dry area to stand and lie down at night. Especially as the temps drop into the low teens the next few nights.
After getting some fun-loving flack for posting about my Twilight obsession, I will now be posting about books of a horsey nature, including a giveaway, so be sure to stop by later this week, and again next week!I hope that wherever you are and whatever your weather, you and your ponies are toasty warm and healthy!