Spring has arrived early this year and it's time for the usual spring activities.
|the grass is a little greener every day|
I already did the usual saddle fit visit (including the purchase of an additional saddle). The next thing was the annual vet visit. The visit includes the annual vaccines, teeth floating and general check up. I like my vet- she always wants to know how they've been and listens carefully. Carmen has been (as usual) remarkably sound this year. I knew she needed her teeth done and I told the vet that I would bet that her left needed more work than her right. It turned out I was right.
|drugged and getting much needed work|
Irish needed some work too. He needs much less tranquilizer than Carmen. After she was done the vet had her assistant stay with him in case he fell. Every time I looked in his eyes were closed and he was snuggled with the vet tech. Then the vet needed her help so I went in to take over. As soon as she left his eyes were wide and he went looking for her. Turns out he was just enjoying the snuggle and wasn't drugged any more at all.
Since the vet visit I also started Carmen back on her probiotic. I had stopped it to see if it made a difference. Funnily enough the spooking/bolting has disappeared since then. I'm also making sure to not tighten and tense when she does so that's likely helping too.
|Carmen: I don't know what you're talking about, I'm an angel|
|Everything I own is covered with horse hair. |
Just like Guinness
|totally not caring she's standing in a stream|