Ugh. I didn't get to come out to the farm for Kenzie and Sour's appointments today because mom 'put her hand down' and refused to let me go. I got sick during leadership camp last Tuesday and have just been getting worse. It started as just a cold, then a sore throat and sinus clogging, then coughing. I started coughing really badly yesterday so she didn't let me go today and took me to the doctor instead. I have bronchitis...AGAIN. *sigh*. I swear my immune system hates me. If theres even a 1% chance of me getting sick somewhere, I will. So I've been home all day resting and shoving antibiotics down my throat in hopes that I'll feel better in the morning and be allowed to go back out and work. I'm currently a councelor/riding instructor for our day camps so I know they're going to really need me. We'll see.
ANYWAYS, that being said, I didn't get to ask about the weird spot on Kenzie's side, and I didn't get to observe. One of my friends that I trust very much (she recommended this chiro to me and uses her for her imported warmblood dressage horse) went out and held the girls for the chiro though, so they did both get seen, so that's good. According to my friend Sour was a real pain about it at first, which is unfortunate, but Kenzie did great. Both of them did need adjusted and it was in the tuber sacral area, but Kenzie was also sore near her poll and stifles too. The chiro said she could feel some very tense muscles and possibly some scar tissue on her left hip, which is interesting. I wonder what caused the scar tissue. That's about all I know right now though. I'm supposed to call her tomorrow for a full update and for her to let me know whether or not she thinks either of them need another visit.
My friend did send a few pictures of Kenzie back out in her pasture after her adjustment so I'll show those to you guys. I was hoping she'd take some during the procedure but I guess she was busy, especially with my little poop head of a pony xD she's not fond of vets, and I guess she got the same 'aura' from the chiro. Lol.
Just as a disclaimer, the chestnut gelding in the photo isn't mine, he's the BO's son's and I don't have any control over what is done with him or where he is. He gets along ok with Kenzie so he gets dumped in there to graze when his owner isn't using him. I don't agree with tying the lead rop up around the neck rather than taking the time to undo it, but I can't prevent it. Hopefully it never comes undone or gets caught. These pictures show just how light Kenzie is getting though.
Showing a little rib in this picture.
She never cribs (that I see anyways) in the 'pasture' even when she isn't grazing, so I guess she's just majorly claustrophobic and cribs to cope or something? That gives me even more reason to want to avoid ever stalling her if at all possible though. I think she's go berserks.
She's not QUITE as shiny as Bud, but pretty close ^_^ he's one of the few horses on the farm that is on a 'special' feed, and I think he eats Omleen 200 since he is a competition horse. Whatever it is, it works because he's one glossy, muscular horse! Funky cross though...he's an ASB x QH