The big question, of course, is how were the horses affected?
I didn't get out to the barn until Sunday. First thing I did was have a look at Phantom. She seemed totally unaffected by the smoke a few days ago. Her respiration was good, and no extra discharge from her eyes. I'm still going to give her a few easy days under saddle - better to be safe than sorry.
|Still smearing zinc oxide on Cisco's cheeks. The crud is gone, but it took away the hair too. A couple more days of white goop to be safe.|
I had set up some poles before my ride - some slightly raised and some not. I want him to be very bored with poles before we move up a bit and try the jumping thing again.
The first few definitely had more enthusiasm than required to get from one side to the other,(especially heading to the gate) but by the end I was able to loop my reins before and after the pole and he didn't change his pace.
|Oh oh - signs of rubbing his tail again.|
I have nothing else planned for the week, so hopefully the smoke stays at bay and I can get some more easy rides in. Even more importantly - rain is currently forecasted for this week! Fingers crossed that the forecasters are actually right for once!