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post #1 of 13 Old 04-01-2012, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Lacey Shmacey...

Lacey, again! hahaha

Overall, I think she's feeling really good.
She does have mud fever again which is a major pain but so far it's not as bad as she had it last year. Yesterday I was able to find this tea-tree oil based ointment and spray (after looking in a million stores!) that's supposed to be really good for mud fever so I washed her legs and slathered that stuff on yesterday. It's probably just me being hopeful, but the scabs seemed tinier today and a scab from a cut she got on her lower leg fell off today, leaving happy skin where it had been bleeding after I washed it on Wednesday...who knows. haha
The other plus for this ointment and the spray is that for them to be effective, I just need to clean her legs as well as possible. I don't have to wash them every time I want to treat them. I plan to still wash her legs every couple days with anti-fungal shampoo but since that takes at least an hour for the entire production, it's reassuring that it's not a "I MUST have a full hour to treat her EVERYDAY" thing anymore, that she'll still be getting good treatment whether I have an hour on any given day or not.

The ointment and the spray both smell good, like tea-tree oil, which is another plus. Lacey disagrees but really, since when has her opinion mattered? LOL!
She also looks a bit like a mange victim right now because of her partial clip from the winter, then her hairy legs, then the totally shaved lower 6+ inches of her legs. It's rather comical. She also doesn't seem to find that amusing...

Anyway, picture time!


All tacked up, heading down to the trails. Practicing our "leading from behind" which really works well with her. Who knew!

"We're stopping?"

Still going along...

The trail! It's SO gorgeous out there right now! I love the early spring.

That hill ahead is Lacey's favoritest to run up. She hops right into a canter when I ask and ZOOM! Up the hill we go. haha

Thank goodness that these trails are sandy/crushed gravel! No mud!

After the ride:

"Ummmm...this is the part where you feed me, comprende?"
(like her halter? I ordered some reins, got that halter instead, had it sitting around my house, and decided to use it. She looks cute in pink, imo)

"Hahahaha yuz tell such funny jokez...

...BUT I IZ NOT LAFFEN'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

"Trick-ed youz! *smiles smugly*"

And a little family of mushrooms that are right in the doorway to the feed room.
I couldn't decide whether they were cute or gross. They certainly weren't there yesterday! O.o

Majestic LLAMA!

Lacey's poor comical legs. They look worse than they are because of a little mud, her socks, and how hairless they are. Don't worry, she isn't really dying from the lower leg up...I think...I hope?

Thanks for looking! :)

Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding

Rest peacefully, Lacey.
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-01-2012, 07:20 PM
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Aawwww! What a cute horse!!!
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Love the Lacey!
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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What kind of horse? There's a really cute pony at the barn I ride at that looks really similar. Adorable!!!
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-01-2012, 08:12 PM
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Great pics as usual ;) poor Lacey with the mud fever, that cant feel good, but glad you found something that can help! I couldnt stand it when Rodeo had rain rot, that stuff was awful!

I dont think she looks mangey at all, I think she is adorable as ever! Your trails look super nice too! I went for a trail walk with Rodeo, and once we hit the woods, we had to turn around due to a combo of bugs and mud! lol.....BTW, I love that white bridle!!
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Her ears are so adorable! I love pics of Miss Lacey!!

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Ahh, I was just thinking I needed my Lacey fix! Hope she gets past the mud fever soon. Those mushrooms definitely qualify for both cute and gross, haha.
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I'm dying for those trails!! OMG Lacey needs furry leg warmers!! Tell those Llamas to make her some!
She's such a doll, and your photographic skills and captions always crack my old butt up!
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Thanks Madison! She's an Arabian. :) Not registered so she might be an Arab cross but she fits the type her father's (her only known side) bloodlines were known to create so I'm of the opinion that she's pure.

Thanks csim! :) Hopefully the stuff I found will get rid of it quickly, last year she was still mud fever-y into July! It was awful. Rain rot/mud fever should be made extinct, like polio, or something! lol
A trail walk, that made me laugh. Good idea though!
I hate bugs. I'm not looking forward to next week. It's supposed to get into the 70's and with the rain we've been getting (double the previous rain record for March!!!), I think the fly mask and the fly spray will be making an appearance.
I love that bridle too! My only complaint with it is that it's huge! when I bought it, the seller was all like "It'll be the perfect size!"... Well, if the perfect size is having to punch 3 extra holes and still being on the highest of those, then yeah, it's perfect!
In all though, it's pretty nice and I like that it's white, matches Lacey!

Thanks Cinder! I love her ears too. It's weird but I've always felt reassured by horses with ears shaped like hers, even before I had her. Horses with those really straight ears kinda unnerve me. I'm a dork.

I'm glad we could help you, Cali! haha! Me too.
Those mushrooms, it didn't help that I saw then right after I was checking Lacey's "lady-parts" and discovered all this sweat and nast down there. Then I saw these mushrooms and ah, it was gross.

Ahahaha, thanks cakemom. You're too funny. Those llamas SHOULD make Lacey some leg warmers!!! They need to step up. I should just start a llama sweatshop. PETA would have a feild day.
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Rest peacefully, Lacey.

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A llama sweatshop!! I love it!
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