Friday, December 31, 2010

Bye 2010

As we retire the year 2010, let's hope we all end the year as happy as our favorite retired racehorse, Zenyatta. Happy New Year everyone. See you in 2011!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone from Maddy and Me. We are ending 2010 on a down note. Maddy pulled her hamstrings and week and half ago. She tried to do the splits in the pasture, came up REALLY lame. We used Equine Thermography to pinpoint the injury. Really fascinating to see this technology in action. The good news in all this, she just needs rest, cold therapy, and Previcox (drug they are using now instead of Bute). Hopefully we are back on our feet the beginning of 2011.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What would you do?

I get back to Oregon last week, welcomed back with warm sun and a perfect Fall weekend. I rush out to the barn to hit the trails only to find Maddy with a little "lift" on her left front shoe. No! The shoe was missing one nail, the shoe holding with 5 and 2 clips. My farrier couldn't come for a couple days, it didn't seem bad enough to pull, so I opted to leave it and forgo riding or ground work. I am just curious, what would you have done if your shoe had this little bend in the shoe? Pull it or wait.....