Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Option 2

Just Leave Well Enough Alone

Tucker was sound at the walk this morning and again at evening feed. We may have dodged the bullet, but when I trotted him late tonight, he was definitely lame. Considering how big that cut was, I am not surprised, but I am also disappointed. On the other hand, I did not feel any heat in his hoof, nor did I feel a pulse.

I guess it's just going to be "wait and see." I did not soak his foot today, but probably will tomorrow, or at least put on an epsom salt poultice to help ease the soreness.

It was hot today, so I did not do any "horse activities" other than watching the Olympic dressage which took up the entire morning.

Then because I have been staying up late watching other Olympic events, I needed a nap. (Gee, isn't vacation hard work!) After about an hour of semi-slumber, I headed out to the feed store to get my 11 bags of feed. (Still in the truck waiting for cool of night to unload.) I also picked up some Chinese food for dinner.

After a bite to eat, I went to the pool and swam my laps.

Now that I am back, I watched the TV coverage of the dressage. The big screen was a bit better and the commentary was interesting. Melanie Smith, ex-show jumper, is the "expert." She's not bad, but why, oh why, don't they use a Grand Prix dressage rider instead. Someone who has trained and ridden the upper levels would be so cool. Anyhooo...that took up another hour or so.

Rough day so far, eh???

Tomorrow is more dressage in the AM and physical therapy in the PM (rescheduled my appointment so I could watch the dressage) so if I do ride, it will be late. The weather will be hot again tomorrow, though, but the weekend is supposed to moderate. I honestly don't want to push Chance if he is sore, and I doubt Tucker will be that much improved overnight. I have nothing special planned for either one of them and my riding at the moment is not geared towards any particular goals, so I have no reason to take chances with them.

If it's nice out, I could take Toby out for a hack. That is if he doesn't show utter contempt for me when I go to fetch him.

Well, not the best news, but at the same time, not the worst either.


  1. Sound like nice day's holiday to me Jean, it's great to do nothing for a day now and then.


  2. I love a snooze myself.