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Not Seattle Slew

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Fudge-Man says he is NOT Seattle Slew, and would like some sunshine.  We had more than 5 inches of rain yesterday, had flooding, and couldn’t get the horses from the pasture back to the barn for several hours.  We had another 4 inches of rain overnight, and can’t get them out to pasture due to flooding.   I was out digging a trench behind the house, and trying to divert water so it wouldn’t run into the back of the house.  Please….can we share some of this rain with the nice folks in Texas?

First an earthquake, then hurricane, power outages, and now flash flood.  What’s next?  A plague of Opossums?

Irene Who?

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Gasoline. Check.  Propane for the grill.  Check.  Camping light.  Check.  Water buckets ready to fill.  Check.  Cat, dog, and horse food.  Check.  As of this hour, Irene has been downgraded, and the projected winds won’t be that strong in our location.  The rain could be an issue.  We have a bank barn with stone walls on three sides.  Fudge and Challis will be spending Saturday night in the barn.  It’s rare that they are ever stalled, but high winds and trees are not a good mix.  For those of you in the direct path of the storm, stay safe.

Late…Again

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

I’m about as late with this post as I usually am with the Christmas cards each year.

The quick update is that Fudge is slowly getting better, but is not ready for prime time yet.  When ridden on dry level ground, he doesn’t have any mis-steps.  Taken out in a slick mud farm field, his rear end is all over the place.  He has learned to compensate for the loss of feeling and proprioception in his rear feet – to some degree.  When you add in terrain that is tougher than usual, he can’t compensate for it.  We are riding him for short walks to try to build up his muscles.

I just trimmed Fudge today, and his feet are looking better.  The shape is getting round, the sole is becoming concave, and the thrush is better. 

We have added another type of slow feeder to the paddock, and the three horses really seem to like these.  I’ll get pictures up soon.