Buddy had a tooth problem needing specialist treatment to remove and replant it – that was quite hard for me to get through the organisational waiting necessary when fitting in with busy travelling specialists – Buddy was absolutely fine, in excellent hands at Milton Equine – in their care for the Equine Dentist to do the job on their premises as it all coincided with the major house rebuild we had going on here.
The house rebuild meant we moved into the mobile home ’27’ in the orchard next to the horse field – this made for ‘horse TV’ all day and all night and a night time sound track of galloping hooves…
I didn’t get any riding done this summer – I completely underestimated the demands for me to be here to let folk in etc to fit in with them – but for the huge building project to progress as fast as possible I realised it was necessary.
By Autumn I was trying ground work with Buddy and then I failed to heed my high stress level one morning and took him somewhere we weren’t ready for – result I got off, got myself knocked over and he ran off… I found him with help of bystanders and a local friends – he was a bit battered and bruised and we were able to walk home.
He recovered from that and promptly got a skid injury and infection around Bonfire night and Boxing day he was ‘giving it large’ and skidding about (Again!) and has mildly strained the tendons at the back of his knee…!
My equine year has been one with little riding but great moments with all three of them – Rufus usually comical and Flax playful.
Re join Shipton Riding Club and try to re build my confidence to join in – even if that is watching or helping…
Keep up with my Parelli friends and Intelligent Horsemanship chums.
Keep blogging on Haynet
Have tickets to see Monty Roberts at our old college Kingston Maurwood Dorset (Where husband and I met and he is coming too)
Buddy, Flax and Rufe to be as well looked after as I can, kept active and as entertained as they can be – and if I get to ride out off the farm too I shall be thrilled – it is going to take a while and some daily work – and some luck that no one gets a silly injury(Bud!) (MC!!) :))