What a Day
I had a doctor's appointment today for my metabolic testing. Since it was at my chiropractic clinic I did the whole circuit. Doctor, physical therapy, and an adjustment.
The good news is that my blood pressure is down. The bad news is that I am again disaerobic, which means my system is not in balance. I am not using oxygen well. The fix is fairly easy...this terrible tasting supplement. YUCK!!!!
My back was out due to the long drive yesterday and all the tension of the traffic. So, I got that fixed up and did some grocery shopping on the way home.
On the way out, I hit a pothole and one of my wheelcovers flew off. Luckily, I found it on the way home, so that's good. It does have two broken clips, so I don't know if it will stay on, but for now, it's OK.
But, it was raining when I left, and all day long little mini-storms kept rolling through. Once or twice it rained really heavily. I finally decided that if I was going to work the horses, it would be just lunging as that way I wouldn't have anyone all saddled up only to be rained out.
I cut that idea short when I went back out after I fed the Boys. The ring was really wet, with puddles all over. The only thing I can figure is that the base was so baked and hard, that the heavy rain came too fast to soak into the under layer.
Tucker is really naughty in the puddles as he breaks stride. Toby, however, is an angel and he's the one I need to get more fit, so I just lunged him. As always, he was pratically perfect.
As for Chance...I am following my vet's suggestion. He called me the other morning to check on how Chance was. I told him about the recurring lameness, but also that he looked really sound again. He suggested that as long as I was not in a rush I might as well not start up any work with him until the middle of August. I also need to keep watch to see if he rests his right hind leg more often than the left. All this concern, mind you, was totally unsolicited. My vet, Dr. Klayman, just cares about the horses in his charge.
The layoff is no problem. With this stupid heat and weather, I am having enough trouble trying to work two horses. Three is a bit much when it is so hot.
Tonight, after I lunged Toby, I did a few chores around the barn. By the time I was done, I was soaked with sweat. It is not hot today, but the humidity is so high, it feels miserable when you do a little physical activity.
Ah well, at least I wasn't stuck in traffic. *G*