Monday, November 22, 2010

Beautiful Day

So Out We Went

Chance and I had a nice trail ride this afternoon, along the field, through the woods and up along the hill by the back lake.

He kept trying to pick the route, so I kept steering him in my direction instead. I had a plan of going to take a picture of some deer decoys on one of the trails, but when we got there they had blown over. Maybe the hunter will reset them and I'll be able to get a shot. They really did look real when I first saw them.  However, right now they are flat boards lying in the grass of the vernal pond.

I'll have to see if any of the other pictures I took are any good. Chance does not stand still very well as he is all business when we are out in the "wild."  And we did not go back by the lake as it was probably pretty muddy on that track.  Maybe next time I'll venture down a bit closer just to get some nice photos.

Not much else to report. Toby has lost a shoe and Tucker is on his second day of ulcer meds, so I didn't try any riding with either one.

I did have an early lunch with my friend Chris who has endurance horses across the woods from me. There is a nice little Italian pizza restaurant right nearby and we sat for quite a while chatting and enjoying each other's company.

Curiously enough, there was a guy sitting at a nearby booth who overheard me mention the Pentosan, and he offered that they had used it on one of his horses with a back ailment with great success. The only thing is he said they rubbed it on and I can't seem to find any topical application of the medication. Have to wonder if they may have used Pentosan injections along with some other topical drug.

Anyhow, the jury is still out on the injections, as Tucker's only had one, and it's too soon to tell if it will have an effect.

Meanwhile, the Boys are not wearing any sheets as it was well into the 60's today. I think it will stay warm tonight as well, but I will monitor the weather in case I need to go out to "dress" them again later.


  1. Sounds like a lovely ride. It makes me wish I had some nice woods to trail ride in!

    I always wondered about deer decoys. It seems like deer would be smart enough to realize that the two dimensional, unmoving deer that smells funny should be avoided. Maybe I'm giving deer too much credit. *L*

  2. it does sound like a lovely ride, deer are really stupid. i thought it was just the new zealand deer, but they always jump through the fences at the forest and spook the horses. then get a fright from the horses and crash back through the fencing. -.-

  3. I wonder if he meant Surpass as I think that can be rubbed on.

  4. All in all it sounds like you had a nice day. I'm loving this weather, I hope it stays around for a while.

  5. I didn't think you could "bait" deer...maybe only illegal in Oregon??

  6. Perhaps teh gentleman wanted to chat you up, andhe confused Pentosan with another product ;-P

    How much did cost the Pentosan? Is it less expensive than the Adequan?

  7. Muriel. I still do not know the cost of the Pentosan, but yes, it is less expensive than Adequan.