It's been a few days since I posted anything so guess I need to snap to it and get something written! You know how some days you just are brimming with things to write about and other days you're dry as a bone. Let's just say I'm in the bone category today.
It's been VERY hot here and we just aren't used to it so the ole' air conditioning has been humming away all through the house. I've been trying to get all my plants put in and have been doing some each day until I can't stand the heat any more. Now you long time readers know that you NEVER hear me crab about the cold, I am a cold loving person, just give me a day on my snowmobile and I am a happy camper. But the heat, now that's a different story unless I am at the lake and then the hotter the better.
I tried to get some good pictures of all the flags that the fire department put up. These don't do it justice but at least you'll get the idea. I love seeing the flags every time I go down this road which is every day.
Well I wasn't going to put this in as I figure you'll all be thinking "why doesn't that old woman stay off horses if she can't stay on!" but I try to keep it real around here so here's the story. Last Saturday I hauled Buddy up to the stable where I board everyone in the winter so that I could ride with Funsize and Ann. We did some ring work and then went on a trail ride. We always go to the river on the way back so we were headed there when Buddy stumbled and went right down in a heap with me on him....... We have no idea what he stumbled on as we were right on a smooth lawn and it was his back foot that stumbled. He got right up and I hopped up too no worse the wear and we started checking him over. He seemed fine so I took him in the river so that the cold water would help any swelling that he might get in his legs.
That evening he was very stiff on his right front leg so I called the vet and he said to put him on two grams of bute for a couple of days which I did. He still has a bit of swelling in his right front tendon, but no heat or anything and isn't lame or stiff in the least. I have some Absorpine to put on him and could use a little myself as I am kind of stiff and sore from ungracefully plopping on the ground again. Again. You might remember the falling debacle of last September. For you new readers, I fell off Lil' Bud at a canter when I dropped a rein and leaned down to get it throwing him off balance. That's what you get when you weigh more then the horse....ahem... Concussion and other bumps and bruises.
Anywho I am fine and Buddy is fine and I think I will start riding him tomorrow when it is cooler. Just walking for now to make sure he's going to be okay. Noodles is getting impatient for a ride so got to get going again!
That's the news from the Funny Farm! Hope you all are having a good week and I will try to get around to visit everyone tonight!