It's been a lovely few days off of work for Thanksgiving. The horses are doing well. After Roz tested negative for equine influenza I got a new bag of grain for him just in case there was something wrong with the other one I had. It may have been a coincidence but he actually ate all of his grain after I got the new bag and has been eating well since then.
|I let him have one naked day and this is what he looked like.|
I've had really great rides on Benny this week. I'm beginning to really feel like I have a dressage horse! His work is getting better and better and I'm starting to work him being more adjustable. He's got a good work ethic and seems to like having a job. Last night we were standing around visiting with a friend and he was being adorable. He was sniffing me up one side and down the other, cuddling with me, and having me blow in his nose. It's been fun getting to know him better.
|After our ride this morning|
|He was hoping I'd have another couple cookies for him before he headed out to the field.|
In my opinion Emi colicked due to a quick change in the weather from a lovely late summer feel to cold winter weather. I suspect that she was cold and wasn't drinking like she should have been. To help with that I decided she needs a blanket. I had no idea what size to get her and Tarra said she purchased a size 66 for Mylo but that Emi seemed bigger than him. I tried on a size 72 blanket liner and that fit her fairly well. As it turned out, a friend of mine had a size 72 blanket that was too small for her horse. Its a big on the big side but I expect that in a few more months it will be the perfect fit. It's supposed to drop back into the 20's overnight so she got dressed in her warm clothes for the night. I can't believe she almost fits a size 72 at 18 months. Isn't she adorable?