Thursday was farrier day... I had Bonnie's shoes reset and confirmation that'd I found a mild case of thrush in her right front.
|Does this Saddle Make Me Look Fat ?!?|
... I did. Farrier did an excellent job of trimming the frogs. He scrubbed out all four hoofs and treated each with a 3::1 bleach solution then Coppertox. Rosie was trimmed, I have her done oval shaped. He cleaned her frogs nicely too, and stopped a crack.
Friday was day off for everyone as it was supposed to be stormy. That didn't happen.
|No Bonnie, you're perfect !|
Saturday, another "rain out" day, but Jim and I ran all over the area looking for White Lightening Gel to treat the thrush. Couldn't find it anywhere so bought the last bottle of Coppertox on the shelf. It was the ONLY thrush treatment I could find. I have a little bit of Thrush Buster in my groom box.
We spent several hours Saturday worming both mares, cleaning, and thrush treating hooves. We went ahead and treated Rosie's even though I'm not finding any black ooze nor any foul oder.
|Her beauty takes my breath away|
Bonnie's hoof inspection today showed the black ooze gone, with just a "wet" mark and very little oder. I cleaned well and used what little Thrush Buster I had left because I had a mild reaction to the Coppertox. I'm hoping the thrush is completely gone by the end of the week if I keep treating it aggressively everyday.
|I never tire of this view!|
Today was Western all the way. I think Bonnie looks just fabulous in the new saddle. It fits her perfectly, it fits me good. Western is so different to me now so I'm "adjusting". I can tell you the seat is comfortable, stirrups are correct, well balanced, and slightly turned. I didn't move around at all
Bonnie was so relaxed that when she was trotting her lower lip was flopping. She wasn't lip flapping on purpose, it was just really relaxed. She even gave me a bit of a spook... birds shouldn't be flying out of horse trailers, but it didn't seem near as hard of a spook as before.bitless. She immediately moved on with no tension at all.
No rides on Rosie because the weather turned stormy on me again. Hopefully tomorrow.