What a week. And its not even half over yet.
Tuesday afternoon, I got George out for a hard hill ride. While we don't have nearly the length of trail we used to (****ed logging), we still have some, so up and down them we went. Had a nice 8 miles which included 1300 feet of climbing.
Monday and Tuesday, I worked with Gamer, the new addition. She is a just-turned-6 year old Arab who is related to Dream (she is out of Dream's half sister). I was actually there at her birth years ago, as she was bred by the man who used to have Dream.
6 years ago:
at 10 days old:
Saturday, when we brought her home:
meeting the herd (that is Dream looking all arab-like in the center, Gamer has the darker butt):
Something like a confo photo (she has obviously not missed any meals):
Exploring her new paddock:
Gamer has been doing well since coming home, considering her lack of handling. She got to go out with the herd Tuesday, after showing me that she would agree to be caught. There was a bit of running around and snake faces, but they settled down quickly. Whew.
Unfortunately, Dream came in for dinner last night with injuries to her left front leg.
It looks like she got her leg caught in something (hide torn open/off along the inside of the cannon under the knee and some more missing hide above the back of the knee), but we cannot figure out what. I expected to find a place where the fence was damaged, but nothing is even bent. While the wounds are not involving tendons or ligaments or joints, she did a number on the skin and I suspect we are looking at a long time to heal. Next competition was to be a CTR next weekend. Needless to say, we won't be attending. Even the OD in June is questionable in my mind at this point. Any and all healing vibes are appreciated.
04/27/13 dream 53.8 miles 7.1 mph 346.51 total miles
05/01/13 george 10.08 miles 7.3 mph 356.59 total miles
05/05/13 dream 10.22 miles 5.4 mph 366.81 total miles
05/07/13 george 8.02 miles 5.5 mph 374.83 total miles