Hi there. It's been a while.
I've had a couple of posts mostly written up, but for whatever reason (no internet for a few days, Google Photos not co-operating) I just haven't gotten around to getting them posted.
|Or Windows updates when I only have a short time to blog before bed.|
Not that much has been happening to write about.
|Just lots of napping happening.|
At that same vet appointment Phantom was kind enough to empty my bank account - all on horse drugs. I had to get some more Ventipulmin and Prascend for her, which brought my bill to over $700 - and it wasn't even for the good kind of drugs.
The week after the vet visit was busy with my work schedule, farrier, and a day trip to the Horse Expo, but since I was off the next week, no biggie. I was going to have lots of time to ride the next week.
Except that I woke up on the first day of my vacation with the start of a head cold, which meant skipping Easter dinner with the family, and having to stick a swab up my nose to see if I had the 'vid. Three tests over four days were all negative, and it progressed exactly like a head cold does for me, so I think I'm still yet to be infected. Nonetheless, I had zero energy all week since I couldn't breathe properly, and until Friday only managed to get out to the barn a couple of times to scrape hair off the shedding ponies.
|So much hair. This was the second day in a row of scraping hair - pretty sure I got more off on the the second day than the first day!|
On Friday I tacked up and hopped on Cisco, with the thought that if I only did 20 minutes at a walk, at least it was something. I figured he would have enough energy to carry us both forward, which he did, but I had little strength in my limbs to influence him. We did a half-hour at all gaits and he was pretty kind to me - he only spooked once.
So, yeah, it's been pretty quiet on the horse front. I'm starting to feel a bit more energetic (just in time to go back to work), so hopefully we'll get some saddle time next week.