Pip had surgery back at the end of summer for canker in his offside front hoof. It went better than everyone anticipated but he’s still stallbound until the first of the year at least. He will have another surgery at the end of this month to hopefully route out all the canker and we will be canker free. I can already tell that the hoof is feeling better as he’s quite boisterous on his short stints out to graze.
G is doing well. He’s got a funky abscess thing on his hip that is refusing to heal up properly. Most likely it’s due to the location on the point of his hip that is causing it to heal so slowly. However we will be exploring it more fully over the next few days. It’s very ouchy so I’m loathe to try to mess with it too much without back up.
Everybody else is doing pretty good. Lucy and Jen are looking fat and sassy, probably the best they have ever looking going into winter which makes me super happy. We have been working very closely with the nutritionist at Tribute to work out a very specific feeding plan for all of them and the effort really shows. Also crediting them with Pip’s fast recovery after surgery as we had a very specific game plan for about a week before and then on going after his surgery.
We are nearing the end of the proverbial bad year. I’ve been counting the days until Thanksgiving when hopefully it will be over. There’s some amusement that I’ve been blogging long enough to see 3 “bad” years. It’s very macabre amusement at best.
So I’m pretty much going insane from the lack of riding. My last ride was in February and it looks like it will be February or so before Pip is sound enough for riding. Of course I have G but we spent the better part of the summer getting G and his gastric issues worked out and now I have a fat and sassy nearly 18hh divo gelding that I sort of don’t exactly know how to ride. If Pip is the nice reliable, easy to handle Land Rover, then G is the high-end, finicky Lamborghini. Fun to ride, but he just might kill me over a subtle miscommunication. I was working on taking G to lessons with Amy but he didn’t fit on the trailer (1st world horse owner problems) and then L had to take a hiatus from lessons due to her dog’s battle with cancer (seriously… it’s been a bad year).
Come on Thanksgiving!!
So anyway… I’m hoping to do a pen post soon. I’ve kept myself pseudo-sane with a slightly unhealthy pen addiction. I think I’m single-handedly keeping several online pen shops afloat with my Japanese pen addiction. I’ve got a couple of journal related posts planned as well and hopefully I can get those queued up soon.