On Sunday I rode both of my ponies.
And they both had a cough.
Phantom has had a cough the last two or three summers that I think is an allergy issue. I was hoping the management changes that I've done so far this year (no round bale, feeding spirulina) were going to make a difference.
She has been pretty good right up until this day. We had one day about a week before that she coughed a few times, but then it went away again.
This weekend was hot, rainy, and windy. I wonder if the weather has set off the pollen count.
No idea what is up with Cisco. This is new.
One of Phantom's paddock mates is a gelding who has also had a bad cough the last few summers, again due to allergies. His leasor was getting ready to ride at the same time I was getting Phantom ready, and I asked her how his cough had been this year. She said it had not been a problem so far. Well, sure enough, during her ride he also was coughing a bunch. So something environmental is definitely a possiblity.
I picked up a bottle of Omega Alpha Respi-free. We'll see if it helps.