Hospital Visit Survived!

Hospital visit survived!

This is Emilie the Stoic, wearing diodes on her head, rump and right front hoof. She stayed a night at Andsager Animal Hospital to use their lameness locating system to find out why the heck she keeps being randomly lame and insecure on her feet.

The verdict? Well, first she had surgery and did nothing for six months. Then she got kicked hard and did nothing for another five months. She basically is fine, but she has no muscle and no balance. We’re going to gently start her on easy work and get her into shape, then revisit the situation in 12 weeks (or earlier if she develops an express lameness instead of just randomly sorefooting around).

So, good news!

Also, it’s wonderful to own that horse who’s afraid of nufink. Trailers, new places, people prodding you with things, Emilie dun care none.

Zipping Around on an Autumn Day

Just another quick series of running red horse. We’re more or less moved now, although there’s still a lot of unpacking to do, so we haven’t had much time to do fun things in the barn. Well, except if you count running around like crazy in the sun as a fun thing. Emilie counts that as a fun thing.

Granted, she's not a gracious little ballerina butterfly, but she's so powerful!
Granted, she’s not a gracious little ballerina butterfly, but she’s so powerful!
Emilie absolutely loves to run.
Emilie absolutely loves to run.
Whoever said draft horses move slow haven't met mine.
Whoever said draft horses move slow haven’t met mine.
This is probably the best picture Alvin has taken to date. Yes, there is a horse in it, look closer.
This is probably the best picture Alvin has taken to date. Yes, there is a horse in it, look closer.

Playing on a Windy Day

Windy autumn is here again and how I wish more of these fall days would be sunny and pleasant like this one. Rushed to grab the camera while the horse and husband rushed to play tag all over the place.

Gotta start with a hug.
Gotta start with a hug.
Meanwhile, the paddock neighbours sneak up for cheap entertainment.
Meanwhile, the paddock neighbours sneak up for cheap entertainment.
If you think you can hear the thunder of those hooves approaching, you're spot on.
If you think you can hear the thunder of those hooves approaching, you’re spot on.
On a day like this, Emilie totally ignores her lameness to sprint around like a crazy 800 kilo spring rabbit.
On a day like this, Emilie totally ignores her lameness to sprint around like a crazy 800 kilo spring rabbit.
You chase me, I chase you ... Actually, Emilie does most of the chasing.
You chase me, I chase you … Actually, Emilie does most of the chasing.
Trot past the photographer, invite her to come chase you ...
Trot past the photographer, invite her to come chase you …
I'm coming for youuuu!
I’m coming for youuuu!
And finally, when we're tired, take a bow.
And finally, when we’re tired, take a bow.