Here is Sovey this afternoon, trotting like a giraffe with a 700lb rider on his back. Ha! Actually, he soon relaxed his head and neck, and, I just look like I weigh 700lbs! Although it was 58 degrees, I have a ton of layers on and a huge jacket. Brian, Maizie and I have been fighting the same illness, the one that will remain nameless, since the end of October. Fever, sore throats, and barking coughs. I call it the plague, but I think we all know what it is. My solution is to wear so many clothes that my fever feels normal - like I am just "hot". I really am feeling a lot better, and I can't bear to miss a day of riding.
Sick or not, could you stand to miss one day with the cutie above...or the mudball below?
I had groomed Pie first thing this morning, but both boys were completely covered when I went to ride after lunch. Sovey loves his grazing/grooming routine now which helps. After my ride on Sovey, I groomed Pie again!
Glad you're feeling well enough to ride - there's nothing worse than feeling too sick to ride, especially in nice fall weather. I was sick too, but really only for one day, which was pretty good.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kate. How did you get better so fast?!? We are all better during the day, but sleep deprived at night because of the coughing. I read about an herb, Coltsfoot, that is supposed to help. With a name like that, it has to work!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures.....what a nice fall day for a ride. Thanks for sharing them...I am living vicariously since I have not been able to ride recently. My horse just had his hooves shod yesterday and he's tender, so no riding this weekend. I am sorry you've been sick with the "plague" it must be a good sign of healing that you are out wanting to ride!!ReplyDelete
Pony Girl - That is too bad that you didn't get to ride this weekend. Maizie took all the photos. She will be thrilled that you said the pictures were beautiful. She and I love your photos! Hope you get to ride your boy soon.ReplyDelete
juliette - I think I got better so fast because I'm in the age group to have a milder case of the oink-oink flu (no disrespect to pigs intended). Also, I just left a comment over at Albigear's blog Wet Reins on the standing still issue that you might be interested in.ReplyDelete
Kate- I thought I was in the "get-better-fast" age group too.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the standing still issue help. I am not sure what I do to "have the horse circle you" - does that mean to walk with him in a circle or use a crop/whip to have him circle. I will check your blog for ground tie info - I know you are successfully doing that now with Dawn.
Beautiful pics and I'm obsessed with Sovey's beautiful LOOOONG legs! How tall is he?ReplyDelete
Is Fall riding the BEST!!! I agree, the more layers the better and I confess that I re-wear my barn outfit at least a few times in a row. Why dirty up more clothes to just get dirty? It's my contribution to our earth by not doing laundry often. ;)
Riding cures many ills. I hope you are feeling better soon. Beautiful Fall pictures.ReplyDelete
Hi, it's nice to discover your blog. The pictures ARE beautiful, as well. Your puppy looks just like my 14 1/2 year old Lab who passed in July. <3 We have had our OTTB for 2 1/2 years, adopted from a TRF farm in VT. He saved my life (after we saved his)! He's my best buddy, I love him so much. I'll check back whenever I can-- life is pretty busy, as you know... blessings with your work rehabilitating the horses for their new lives!ReplyDelete
Ugh! I have not been riding in weeks! This dang flu! It is getting the best of me! I am forced to watch Hardy Boys reruns on Netflix . Oh good grief--Hardy Boys or brumbies??? I don't even know what side is up anymore!! I miss Lilly! You are very lucky to be riding and saying well!!!! I love your mudpie!ReplyDelete
Kristen - Not sure about Sovey's height. I will measure them both soon!ReplyDelete
Once Upon - you are right - riding cures all!
Allison - Thanks for stopping over. Our Eby is hardly a "puppy" either - she is 11 - I just call everyone - horses, cats, dogs, people - puppies!
baystatebrumby - I am so sorry you aren't feeling well. I know what you are going through, although we weren't lucky enough to watch Hardy Boys. I was so in love with them (Parker Stevenson, Shaun Cassidy) when I was little! I want to get it for Maizie. Hope you get well fast - and ride Lilly!
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Oops sorry about the deletion! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's great to hear from other OTTB owners with similar issues, it's like we're forming our own support group. Heh.ReplyDelete
Oooh, it looks so wintry there! I'm shivering just looking at those photos. I do love the fall leaves and the starkness of the bare branches against the sky though. It makes me think of home. Love the photos of Mud Boy!! How adorable, he must really enjoy that grooming.ReplyDelete