My friend left this morning at 4am. I drove her and her husband to the airport and then rolled my car windows down, turned the music up and sang every bad 80's song on the radio on my way home. Then I went back to bed and slept for another 6 hours. Yikes. I do love sleep almost as much as I love obsessing over my horse (although I don't technically love obsessing...)
I got an e-mail from Smartpak the other day offering 50% off of Cosequin for the first two months if you add it to your smartpak. I've been thinking of trying this for some time, and my vet suggested Cosequin ASU, so I figured now was the time if I was going to make the switch. I dropped my SmartFlex Repair and added this. It makes me a bit nervous (I hate change, have your figured this out?) I liked the SmartFlex Repair because of the Silica. A friend of mine suggested Silicon instead of Silica (I forget the name right now) through Platinum Performance. Do you have any suggestions for tendon/ligament health? This won't come until her May 19th Smartpak, so that gives her another month of the SmartFlex Repair. If I don't see a difference we'll go back. I also took her off of her Vitamin E. She gets Smart Protect which has 3,000 IU's and her SmartVit Performance has 1,500. Plus she has Cocosoya oil which has .... well, I don't know exactly, but I'm pretty sure it's in there. I was only giving her 1/2 a dose of Vit E anyway. If I see any changes I will put her back on it, but I think she's getting enough. I wish that every thing that I wanted for her came in a SmartPak. I LOVE them!
Enough about supplements. I could make a whole blog dedicated to JUST that. I went to work today and continue to fall in love with the Lusitano baby. He is adorable and so funny. He knows I'm the food lady, and that makes me his favorite person ever (other than his mom.) He makes me laugh the entire time I'm there. He tries everything in his power to convince me to come see him. I need to take a video of him. He's adorable! Today I also ran out after shift one to help at the Center where Denali is. It's funny, I am not doing anything different than I normally do, but I feel better. I cleaned up the one field and brought Denali in for her dinner. she's such a good girl. I can't wait for the ground to dry out a bit. Her feet have a few stone bruises on them. They look great, but need to harden up a bit more. That isn't going to happen until the ground dries out a bit. She also has scratches on her legs. Awesome. I'm going to buy some MTG and try that. I'm sure the people who work there think I'm a moron. I'm fine, fine, fine, freak out. In my defense, I only have mini-melt downs in enclosed places with the mare. That's an improvement right?
As for tomorrow. I have another lesson. This is with a Parelli Level 2 person (ask me what that means... I have no idea.) He was recommended to my by a few people and I went to see him in January. He's moving to CA in a few weeks so it was now or never. Our lesson is two hours long, so we'll see what I get out of it. I told the girl I worked with tonight she may be scraping my body off the arena walls. I told Denali too. She looked thrilled. (Okay. Not really.) Wish me luck. This could be interesting. Her vet appointment was changed to Thursday morning.