Thursday, July 26, 2007


Missy is officially lame. Even I could see she was limping quite badly on her left front today, so I guess the farm owner was right after all. *sigh* I hope she isn't getting an abcess in that foot, but whatever it is, we'll treat her with TCL and hope she gets better soon. I'm disappointed I won't be able to ride her for a while, but at least Willow has switched me from Huey, who takes a LOT to keep going, to my original mount, Angel (this picture of us was taken last year). Once Angel gets going she can be quite forward and requires a bit of steering, especially at the canter, so although she has a piddly little trot and canter compared to my Miss, she's a more comparable ride. Willow has started me going over poles at the canter while at a two-point! Oy. My thighs kill me after each ride but, no pain, no gain.

It's been a while since I took pictures of the babies and they are growing and changing so fast. Here's Katie and mama Sera playing in the sprinkler earlier today. Egads, this is a big filly! They're hoping she doesn't end up taller than 17 hands. Sera is 16.3 or 16.4, she's the tallest of the three sisters.

Ruby, on the other hand, is changing her color like a chameleon. Right now she looks like someone played the ole binoculars-with-black-paint trick on her.

She also has a good one inch growth of dark roots in her mane, as you can see here. She looks like a startlet who is in dire need of a trip to the hairstylist.

I'm working on a TV/books/music post, it's time for a little multi-media around here.

D is going to the east coast for work all next week, and I'm not looking forward to being apart for that long. I'm going to take that as a good sign, after living together for 14 years.


  1. Great pics, as usual!
    I sure hope that Miss is feeling MUCH better, soon! Poor baby!
    So, does that mean we are having dinner next week?

  2. Such a bummer about Missy. And yes, take it as a good sign!

  3. Sorry to hear that Missy is lame. At least you still have a horse to ride. That is good.

    Going over poles at the canter two-point. Sounds like you take lessons from a sadist! lol my poor old body would not like that exercise so please don't send her my way. But that might be fun to give Rachel as an exercise!

    The babies are going through that grow out stage that drives me crazy here. They get a bit scruffy looking. lol

  4. So sorry about Miss. Your babies are SO beautiful!

  5. I'm sorry that Miss is lame. I'll wish her a speedy recovery.

    Guest comment from D.. who is standing over my shoulder: "Cute horses!"

  6. Hey Donna,
    This lame stuff is lame! I am going to get some front shoes on Maddy next week and see if that helps. Bummer about Miss. We are both playing the "wait and see" game.

  7. Sorry about Miss. The babies are very cute!

  8. I did not even know colts did that (changing coats)... how cute!

    So sorry to hear about Missy... you great in your riding helmet though...! I hope she is better soon, so the two of you can get back to work.