Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Maybe I should tell people about this...

I realized today that I've been writing on this blog, but have yet to share the address. It would probably make more sense to write a blog and let people read it.Today was pretty crazy. I went to work until noon, and then went to see Denali. She was still super lame. The poor thing hasn't been out of her stall in almost three weeks. She hates being in her stall, but is getting really fat. The only way to keep her happy is to feed her. She's been grazing on grass pellets everyday. She's gone through 200 pounds of them. I figured it's probably about time to stop feeding her so much. She's going to be a porker.She got her feet done today by a different farrier. I really liked her. Denali was misbehaved, as usual, but that's my fault. I need to be more stern with her. I swear she has horse ADHD if that's even possible. She gets really interested in something, and then, barn, she's onto something new. She's the horse version of me. I'm convinced.

I spend so much time on cleaning her up, and brushing her hair, and about five minutes later she's covered in dirt and you'd think that she was a wild pony beast. I left the barn and came home, (after two hours in traffic.) I missed Crew, which made me very sad. Tomorrow morning is my last time before Denmark. I also managed to lock the keys in the car. Thankfully, the husband is an awesome/quick bike rider, and was able to come to my rescue! He's awesome!Well that's it. We're going camping this weekend with friends of ours. I think Jay's just in it for the Smores! I'm pretty excited.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Foot Butcher!

So I had a farrier come out today to do Denali's feet. They looked great when he was done, but what ever he did made my horse super lame on all 4, especially the front two. I came back to the barn today and Denali had her chest leaning against the front of the stall. She was in so much pain! The vet came out and wrapped her front feet and told me that the farrier took off WAY TOO MUCH. I feel horrible!! I keep petting her and giving her bute and made her stall super comfy. I feel like a horrible horse mom!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Denali and the Animal Communicator

So, this is my first post in a while... I've had a lot going on. Working, and running around trying to get stuff in order for Denmark. We leave in a month and a half. Denali is doing better. She LOVES being turned out. She has her tail in the air and does this beautiful extended trot. She's a joy to watch, not so much to catch! She wants nothing to do with being caught and it's a pain in my butt to run around the field and keep her running until she decides that she's tired and wants to stop.

I had an animal communicator come out. I know some people may be spectacle, but it really was an amazing experience. She gave me some great insight to Denali and also Yukon! Denali told on the two girls who do morning shift. Funny. She said that they don't feed her her grain and call her crazy. She doesn't like being called crazy. I believe the part about her not getting grain. Bags disappear, but there is never any dust in her grain bin. The part that got me was that she told me that Denali doesn't like me talking to her in Danish. HA! No one knows I'm learning Danish, let alone in the car. It was really cool!! I also wanted to know if Yukon was upset that I had Denali. He still wanted love, but was okay that I didn't ride him anymore. He is a VERY fast horse if he gets going. I had an incident with him at Farrel a few weeks ago and the communicator said that he goes fast to get me back in my seat and to keep me from leaning forward. WOW! It was really cool!!