Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Junior is Relaxing

Temperatures are quickly dropping now that the 30+ mph winds are here. Luckily we missed out on the  majority of the snow so we arent' dealing with white out conditions. If we got more than an inch of snow, it would be hard to tell. It's going to all blow into drifts as far as I can tell.

Last night I knew the storm was coming. The horses must have known there was something coming as well. They were really spooky. I tried to blanket a few but Zeke wouldn't have anything to do with it. I put Jim in a different blanket. I shouldn't have. It's now torn and I'll have to figure out how to repair yet another blanket. One more blanket down from the pile of useable blankets.

When I went in to the barn to get water for the ponies, I only noticed one set of ears standing in a stall. I was a little worried because last night while eating Junior was acting uncomfortable. He's doing the same thing that Brego did the other day. Where he'd kick his back leg a little...not like he's kicking at his belly but that he didn't feel 100%. I wasn't sure if that's because he was eating his grain and he normally paws or if there's something wrong with his back end. He came to use with something wrong with his back end so I'm not sure what's going on right now.

Anyway, when I took a closer look, I noticed that Junior was actually curled up in his stall. It's the first time I've seen him lie down in the 4.5 months since he arrived. I'm glad he finally feels relaxed enough to rest. Even if his only opportunity to lie down is in his stall, I'll take it. Made me so happy this morning. I just hope he wasnt' lying down because his back end was really bothering him. But he seemed fine once he was up. So I'm sure I'm over reacting.

I'm not really sure what to expect for the weather this evening. The winds are terrible but are supposed to die down after dark. And someone reminded me that next weekend is daylight savings time. Oh how I love daylight savings time and hate it at the same time. If it wasn't for the feeding schedule and the toddler, I'd love it. I much prefer the opportunity to feed horses in the daylight when I can do a more thorough check on each horse to make sure everyone is happy.

And tomorrow is supposed to be the coldest day of this week but then we're going to have a huge warmup and be in the 40s by this weekend. Blankets will definitely be coming off. I wonder if this is or last hurrah for storms. I doubt it. But I'll take the warmer weather whenever I can!

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