Corgi-Glad you had such a good day.The lime green really sets you off & looks nice on your grey. Did you get any placing? Hope you can train her over her problem areas.
With Grace-so happy that the trailering went so well! She looks quite content at her new "digs".
Stan-I do hope Stella's coat problems improve soon-this has been a long journey for you & her. Cold baths are just not fun!
Her coat seems to be improving slightly in the fore area and deterating around her rear.
I surpose if one took the collar and the action of it is to spread all over her skin, and the conditions that it did seem stronger than the others, she had a cover on as well, making the active ingrediant unable to escape. She recieved a strong dose mainly being up front hence the reaction being more suvere in the fore quarters than the hind, add to it she is moulting.
We are coming into the riding season and a few treks very soon. The important one is a two day trek in 8 weeks so I have to get her fit enough to ride and settled to boot. Her skin is super sensitive at this time so all I can do is manage her scratching which she is not doing much of, and hope she comes right over the next two weeks.
The trek at the end of November is important and is being held in the rough country a few miles from our place to raise funds for the riding for the disabled. Generally very well attended up to 180 horses and on the odd occasion they have 180 riders sitting on them. That is generally right at the beginning.
This ride requires breast plates, straps and cruppers. So its going to be a good one. Stella has to get used to the crupper as well. I could get her injected to take away the irritation and allow me to ride however, this would also lower her pain sensers giving her the impression she is fitter than she really is and she would push herself past her fittness level which will do her a lot of harm. I have weighed that up and decided not to mask her condition but to let her work through it.
What I will start doing is take her for walks over the farm behind us to get her started and listening to me again. I am lucky with her, she can be left for months, brought in, and without working on a rope can be ridden. All she needs is a couple of minutes walking beside me and she starts to take notice. Is a bit rough for the first 30 minutes riding but can be handled and has no mean tricks stored up to play.
So the next step is to work on her face and girth area, and get that healed while leading her for hours over the farm bringing up her fitness in preperation that she may be able to go on the trek. It will help my fitness as well.
I'm sitting in the lounge while rambling on here, and Stella is 20 feet away looking very intently over the gate at the goings on in the yard. She who must be obeyed is preping for a cattle drive this morning, and Stella knows something is brewing, funny how they always recognise when we are wearing our riding gear, she thinks she is going to miss out. While Kate, has buggered off to the far end of the paddock. Little does Kate know Roslyn is riding a friend horse and not her.
I have had dogs, cats, birds, and all manner of critters we have in NZ as a pet but I have never put as much money into the animals as I do now.
The things we do for our horses, I walk past the paddock every day and throw money onto it, whats left she who must takes.
And as always the spelling mistakes are mine please don't copy
Token aka Stan