Friday, July 30, 2010

Now It's the Other Knee

Ouch Again

This time my right knee hurts big time. It was so sore I could hardly walk when I got up to go feed the Boys.

I have mastered limping, however, so I managed. It was just a slower process than usual.

I did a lot of stretching and flexing during the day and lay around, trying to find a way to make it comfortable. It does feel a bit better now.

Needless to say, I didn't go swimming either. While some work in the water might have felt good, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to climb the ladder back out of the pool.

So, in essence, I've accomplished nothing of merit today.

I thought I had a bag of grain in the truck and it turned out to be alfalfa cubes. I have just enough feed for the Boys tomorrow morning, but their late night snack will have to be cubes instead. I'm pretty sure they won't mind too much, as long as they get something and some flakes of hay to keep them happy.

Because of the long spell of dry weather, the grass is almost non-existent, although there are a few bits and pieces here and there to keep the Boys amused.  Today, they were out in the arena, using the run-in shed out there.  I'm wondering if it's cool for them.  The only problem is that while there is room for three inside, Tucker and Toby tend to keep Chance out. So he just hangs out by the shed instead of in it.

Chance is low man in the herd, I fear.  But he doesn't seem to mind too much. He is pretty independent, after all, and besides, if the other two hang out together on one side, he can sneak out and get all the apples himself.  He is a horse of self-confidence, and above all, self-reliance.

Plans for tomorrow include a morning run to the feed store. I'll just have to be conservative about carrying the bags into the feed room once I'm back home.

Darn knees.


  1. Knees are so unpredictable and so necessary. Ice and rest. I know you have a lot of experience with this. I love that your horses have apples to forage for (for which to forage) and was happy to read that the turkeys are back. Can't always get it together to comment on the relevant post.

  2. Anonymous9:28 PM

    Ouch! Please take care of yourself and feel better soon!

  3. Watch out for these knees. I hope you recover soon. The boys can do with little less feed ;-)))

  4. sorry to hear the other one's playing up, that's no good, have a hug

  5. Too bad about the knee! And on a beautiful weekend, too. I suppose you'll just have to lounge around all weekend, soaking up the beautiful weather. What a shame!

    Feel better soon!

  6. Oh, no. Try and lounge around in the sun today and just enjoy watching the boys. I know it's not as simple as all that but some rest might help. Heal quickly.