I haven't done much with my mares either. Just checking for illness and keeping halters and leads sanitized. I washed blankets and waterproofed them in the event they need to be used.
The mare at the barn who has strangles is getting better, and her owner has been awesome. He's been out every single day to clean her stall and take care of her so that the barn manager doesn't have to do it and risk contamination with the rest of the barn. The other horse who was thought to have come down with Strangles appears to not have it. In addition to him, there is one other gelding and an older mare who have same symptoms as him. Snotty nose, temperature between 102 and 103, lack of appetite and cough. Vet said he believes this is influenza.. one of the many strains. Good thing is a couple of days and they appear to be getting back to normal. It's always something isn't it...
In other news..
We have been busy making arrangements for our trip to California for Eukanuba National Dog Show. Hank double qualified ~ both the Grand Champion title AND being in the top 25 of his breed/variety. Last check he was the 19th top Smooth Coat Collie. This is so exciting! He's also going to be a father for the first time. Puppies are due around first week of December ( I think). This will be his first litter he's sired and we are hoping the puppies are as nice as he is.