Sunday, October 17, 2010

Vet visit...

Ms. Slew had her fall shots on Saturday. The vet wanted to do a lameness re-evaluation on Denali before we gave her her shots, so I took her into the arena and trotted her out. Ms. Slew fell flat on her face. Boom. It was a bit embarrassing for her to say the least. She has done this a few times now, and my thoughts as to why are as follows:

1. She has no muscle.
2. She isn't picking her feet up and then she trips.
3. Because she doesn't have muscle,when she trips she can't catch herself.

It's always tripping on her front end, and it's not all the time. I'd say it's once a time when she is being worked. She really has 0 muscles.

The vet did notice that she was lame on her right hind, but just slightly. She was such a moron on Wednesday that I'm not too concerned since I'm pretty sure it's just sore muscles from running around.

Today she was lunged for a bit (at the trot), and did a wonderful job. She seemed to work out of the lameness a bit which leads me to think it's muscle. I'm going to call the Holistic Vet to come look at her and give her a body work over.

Also: Found this ad on Craigslist. Maybe I can put Denali up for sale for $10,000 after all her grandsire was Seattle Slew, and Secretariat on her sire's side. Anyone else think this is a bad ad?

Looking for the next Triple Crown winner? This mare has all the right breeding to produce the next the Triple Crown winner! Seattle Slew is the 10th horse to win the Triple Crown. There has only been one other horse to win the Triple Crown since Seattle Slew took the title from Secretariat in 1977. On Gypsy’s dams side is Hoist The Flag and Princequillo (who is the grandsire of Secretariat). Hoist The Flag was the leading broodmare sire in 1987 and is great great sire to Zenyatta who own the 2009 Breeders cup classic and ladies classic. Zenyatta has earned $5,924,580.00 in her career so far. Read more about Zenyatta @ . Gypsy foal could be the next Zenyatta! Don't miss this opportunity!

Gypsy is a trained in both english and western. She enjoys the outdoors and showing off in the show ring! Come watch her perform at the Tacoma Unit Sunday Oct 17th. Looking up her breeding at

Hope everyone had a good weekend.


Rebecca said...

Ouch! Silly Denali, tripping over her own feet.

Love the CL ad, that was too funny.

Leah Fry said...

Does she have a problem usually with tripping over her own feet? Mine do that when they're long and over due for a trim.

It always makes me laugh when people try to sell a horse based on horses that far back in the pedigree. And pedigree doesn't mean much if the horse hasn't actually done anything.

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Cash cow..I mean foal! ;)

Denali's Mom said...

She's not the most graceful horse on 4 legs, and she has had her feet trimmed recently.

Seriously, Denali has an amazing pedigree, but why would I use that as the reason to sell her.