WAY Late Update

I obviously fail at keeping up weekly posts. I did fairly well for a while, but then I got distracted or unmotivated or other things demanded my time and updating this blog slipped so far down the priority list it was about to fall off the bottom. And I don’t want that to happen.

Perhaps a monthly update, or even a whenever-I-feel-like-it-because-I-don’t-have-anything-better-to-do schedule, would be a better idea, because I obviously can’t get organized enough to produce regular posts. My bad.

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August 3 – 9

School starts on Wednesday, so last week was the final full week of summer vacation. My kids probably didn’t appreciate having to tag along with me to the barn every day, but hey, that’s life.

Last Sunday when I got out to the barn, the girl who does chores on Sundays told me all about how Skipper had locked her in the feed room and she had to text one of the other boarders for help. I couldn’t help laughing my butt off and hope she wasn’t offended, but it was too funny. Continue reading

July 20-26

Well, it was a bad week for hooves.

Horse Cookies and ButeLast Sunday Mya (Dante’s stall neighbor and BFF) went lame, and her owner called the vet out. We noticed Dale the clydesdale was very lame at turnout time the night before, and his owner said to give him some bute since she couldn’t make it out to the barn. Well, there was no way he was going to let us give him his bute, at least not from the syringe thingy. But then Mya’s owner came up with this brilliant idea: sandwich the paste between horse cookies, creating Bute Oreos. Genius! Anyway, Sunday afternoon the vet looked at both horses and suspected abscesses. Continue reading

July 13-19

I didn’t get to ride every day this past week, and I may not have time to ride Monday morning, which sucks. But that’s next week’s business. This post is about last week. Continue reading

July 6 – 12

Skipper Cam October 2009Well, it was fairly busy week.

I spent a good deal of time on Sunday going through pictures and stuff on my old MacBook, and I found some “Skipper Cam” shots from back when he was still sound enough for me to pony around on. I posted them to Tumblr, along with some more old photos I’d forgotten about. This one is my favorite, from October of 2009. Continue reading

Weekly Update Idea

I intended to update this blog more often, but I can’t seem to get into the habit of making regular, meaningful posts. So I’m going to forget about meaningful and just try for regular, in the form of weekly updates. And if nothing interesting happened that week, I’ll try to at least take some halfway decent pictures to share. This should be easy enough. Continue reading

Update on Everything Because I’m Way Behind

I get lazy when it comes to blogging. I’m a natural procrastinator anyway, and if I’m not in the mood to sit down at my computer and type stuff, I’ll quickly find something else to do that’s all of a sudden way more important. Then I forget that I had a photo to share or something to say, so the blog gets neglected for weeks, months… I need to do a better job keeping up with it. But here’s a rundown of what I’m doing, or no longer doing, and all that.

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Skipper’s Birthday

Skipper's CupcakeSkipper turned 31 years old on February 12th. I meant to make a “Happy Birthday Skipper” post and do something special, but time got away from me, thanks to a high-maintenance abscess and crazy-cold temperatures making everything take longer and be more complicated than usual. Also, I don’t take a lot of photos when I must remove my glove to do so. Dang touch screens. Continue reading

Pincushion Pony

Skipper's first acupunctureThe first time I ever saw acupuncture done in real life (as opposed to seeing it in an alternative health care documentary) was on a horse. But this was twenty years ago, before stuff like this was mainstream.

A student from California had a guy come out to the barn and stick hypodermic needles all over her horse. I was amazed that the horse tolerated it, and at the time I thought the whole thing seemed a little crazy. Continue reading