Susan, I love the word "smirkles". I think I need to know what a smirkle is, I think maybe I've ridden smirkles because I know they are NOT circles and they make people watching me smirk. Your new mare is beautiful!
Grace, glad to hear the puffiness is less, keeping fingers crossed. I don't know if you're a believer in magnet therapy, but in humans they're shown to increase circulation. I got some tendon boots for Dallas when he had a tendon injury and fluid/swelling and they helped a lot, with the Sore-No-More witch hazel spray. (One can use this particular spray under these magnet boots). The ones I have look like this -- Dura-Tech® Magnetic Shin & Tendon Wraps (6 magnets) in Magnetic at Schneider Saddlery
They held up really well and I would use them again if I had swelling in the lower leg. There's also a bell boot version if the swelling is lower....
CW, tomorrow is Wednesday! Are you doing a 'happy dance'?