Wednesday, October 29, 2014
And so it begins
The holiday season. In just a couple of nights, the little ghouls and goblins will be out in full force...begging for treats. :) We don't get trick or treaters at our house; not one single little monster in almost 20 years. But of course, I have some candy on hand. Just in case.
With the weather turning seasonably cooler and much wetter, our thoughts naturally tend to focus on inside. Cozying up the home, lighting spicy scented candles, fires in the wood stove and soup in the kettle. This too, as much as the holidays we celebrate, are tradition for us.
The horses are coming inside every night now, they're already accustomed to their new routine. Sure doesn't take them long. They've added longer, warmer coats and most are sporting a nice layer of mud as well. *sigh* Ladde in particular...chocolate-dipped and most pleased with himself.
The farrier was out this week for their last trims of this year. We pulled Missy's shoes once again for the opportunity to allow for foot expansion and better circulation. And it's working...she has good, quality heel growth. Her heels are much more open and no curling in and no under run appearance. That's exactly what I had hoped to accomplish. We're also going to try a new drug on the market that's supposed to work similarly to the drug Tildren; although much less expensive, it's specifically marketed for navicular. It's an IM injection given in three different locations. I ordered it yesterday and should have it today...can't wait to give it a try! The manufacturer reports that we should have maximum improvement at about two months, so we'll see. I'm hopeful, but remain realistic as Missy's diagnosis of navicular was several years ago. But I have to try, she's a fun little mare to ride and has way too much life to stand around in a pasture. I'll keep you posted.
Hope you're ready for the holidays because here they come!!! I was in Walmart yesterday and their entire garden center area is full of Christmas stuff. Uggh! What is up with that!? Every year it's crammed down our throats earlier and earlier...just makes me want to detach from the commercialism all the more, and savor the quiet peace of it all.
Happy Halloweeney everyone!!!