Tuesday, March 24, 2015


So.... Flecky isn't healed yet. :( Man!!!!!

Surprisingly though, I'm not quite as despondent as I thought I might be. I guess because it has been so long. And I've been busy. And Danny's been fun. But I do miss him. He seems to be enjoying his vacation too. I'm sure it's good for him.

But ARGH!! I would really like to get back on him soon. The good news is that he IS healing, and properly. And it's getting closer. But not quite yet. I'm hoping that it's only another few weeks, but it could easily be another 6. :( :(

Oh well... It is what it is.
And her certainly seems to feel good :)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

The silver lining can stuff it

 Freedom Flecky! It's so close we can taste it!

Monday will be 6 weeks. SIX WEEKS!!!! During which I have sat on Fleck a grand total of twice. And once was for 5 minutes in the parking lot at Ashland and the other time was for a glorious hour of bareback grazing and a short trip to the lake and back. And both of those were within the first 2 weeks. So it has been a full 4 weeks with no Flecky rides. And it was okay. God took pity on me and we've had fairly miserable weather, which made it easier. And I was busy. And it was good to focus on Danny for a bit and bond with him. So yep... I see the silver lining. Especially when Fleck was super lame from his abscess. And come to find out, he had a big abscess in one foot and a smaller one in the other! Poor kid.

However, silver lining or not, I'm so ready to get back on my boy! And he's ready too. We can both taste it. :) His butt seems to be healed. I'll be shocked if the ultrasound isn't clear. (Horrified, and I really hope I haven't jinxed myself, so I really hope I'm not in for a surprise). And after getting his feet done again, his abscesses are open and drained and he feels great. So great in fact, that he was a bucking bronco at dinner last night. I haven't seen his feet fly up that high in eons. :) He was downright sassy too! :)

So..... I've just got to restrain myself for a few more days. It's soooo hard not to hop on him and just start our walks. What's the harm?!? BUT... I'll behave. I'll wait til Monday to see what the ultrasound shows. And pray my butt off in the meantime. Because God knows how I've missed this guy. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sunday morning snuggles

Today was another gorgeous day. It's a good thing that Mike and I went hiking because otherwise I think I would have succumbed and thrown Fleck in the trailer for a nice long walk hack. :) He's ALMOST sound at the trot, so hopefully he can get his feet done soon and get whatever abscess or bruise is bothering him fixed. And then hopefully in 1 week he'll get the okay to go back to work. I cannot wait!

After Church I went out to pull blankets and everyone was sleepy! Fleck and I snuggled some and then were weirdos' together. I love this horse. He just gets me. :)


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Quality Time and Sunshine

Ahhhh.... I needed this weekend. Three days of sunshine!!! And I was able to enjoy it. (well, I should be able to enjoy tomorrow hiking with Mike too, but hopefully I didn't just jinx myself). 

Friday I worked in the morning but was outside adjusting ponies. It was cold but the sun was coming out. I got home in time and got to ride Dan and we had a marvelous time and a nice long ride. 

Then today I went and visited Mom and Ken and Mike and I had fun in the car. Then when we got home I took Dan out for another ride and enjoyed more sunshine and much warmer weather. I was sooooooo close to throwing Fleck in the trailer too and taking him on a walk. His darn abscess hasn't popped yet that I can tell but he looked 95% sound today at the walk. And even at the trot really. It took a lot out of me to leave him at home. The only reason I did was because I didn't want to make his abscess sore and I didn't want him to have to stand at the trailer for a long time while Dan and I went off to play. So I left him. But when I got home he trotted up to the gate and was clearly wanting attention. 

So we snuggled. I groomed him and he is shedding like crazy! I did his feet. Then I decided to adjust him. And he needed it. It was so cute because he sort of talked me into it by nudging me and bending his neck like I do when I adjust him. So I started with his neck. And then I figured I'd check his butt muscle so I might as well adjust the rest of him. I did all of him and then found a spot in his back. I actually got a REALLY good adjustment because I got him to lift up and bend just right. He was hilarious! He got so mad at me and gave me a dirty look and raised a hind leg. So then I reached over to check it and he was like "We're done here!" and trotted off. Doh. I bribed him back over for some scratches and more snuggles. I checked his semitendinosis and he hasn't moved my magic sticks in a few days. YAY!!! I really think he's healed. Or mostly healed. And I am so tempted to haul him to Dr. Brown and ultrasound him again before next Monday but I know the weather will be crap this week. He should go ahead and get one more week off. Plus that will give his darn abscess more time to get sorted out. 

But yep. He was cracking me up today. I tried again to check his back and he trotted off again, giving me the evil eye. But then he'd come right back for snuggles. Oh how I love him. He just makes me giggle. 

Soon Flecky... SOON!!!!! I can feel it in my bones!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I MISS Flecky.......

Sigh.... tomorrow is 4 weeks. In that time I have sat on Fleck bareback once for 5 minutes in the parking lot at Ashland and then once again for an hour letting him graze in the XC field. And it was glorious!

But I'm trying. Very hard.... To be patient, to let Fleck have a true vacation. And to give Dan some personalized attention.

And then Fleck developed an abscess in his right front foot. And he hurts. And I just... lost it. I'm just so over this long depressing wet miserable cold winter. I NEED my Flecky... But the sun came out for a day or two. And I know Fleck is healing. He's close. Not quite ready to be re-ultrasounded yet, but close. So maybe in another 2 weeks we can go back to work. And by then his abscess will be cleared up.

But man... its' just not the same without my adventures with my bestie.