We had a somewhat busy time at the Sanctuary, well more busy than the previous few weeks.
Our new farrier came out Saturday morning to trim up a few horses that were in desperate need of a trim. Discovered that Rabbit's issue isn't her feet at all (although the x-rays had said that before but didn't leave me with any answers). Also discovered that Lightening has a very high abscess. Good thing I have to switch to Rain for the Tri State Horse Expo performance in March. I was going to switch anyway; Lightening isn't mentally ready for the Expo just yet and Rain has been there before. Now to get him into shape. I forget how spoiled I am. I rode Rain for about 2 minutes back in October and I can't remember the last time I rode him before that. After a few little hitches it was like we'd been riding together for years. I love how well the Sanctuary horses adjust and trust.
It rained almost all day Saturday. It started with a drizzle and turned into rain. When does it rain in February?!?! I had hoped to put in hay Saturday but it was already way to muddy and with the added rain, there was no chance.
I even parked the truck and trailer on dry-ish ground Saturday afternoon in hopes that the ground would freeze. I had almost gotten stuck at the drill team practice arena. Luckily the ground did freeze. I went out half way early Sunday morning to do chores and get the truck and trailer put away. We also were able to get the hay in. By the time Mike was done putting in hay, the ground was getting too soft for the tractor. Timing is everything.
Everyone is still sick at our house. I thought the antibiotics were helping everyone but now it seems that although strep throat is leaving the building, a terrible cold has entered. So we'll see how much I get done this week. Mike is out of town overnight Tuesday which doesn't really mean too much but just a few added chores for me. I'm one for routine and it's not routine when he's gone for training. It means juggling chores and making sure everything is taken care of ahead of time.
I'll write more about our experience with the new farrier. She's a keeper!!! And the horses love her. And I'll write more about what we found out about Rabbit. Not really sure where to go from here with her.