Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Is Spring here yet?

What a fun winter it has been. Red has been relaxing and taking the winter off. As soon as it warms up, it's back to work for us!

Since August, not much has happened. Red has his shoes pulled in September and he was tender for about 2 months. Once he was 100% sound again, the temps dropped and that's where they have been ever since. We see 4" of snow here, 6" of snow there, but the cold has been the real story. -12°F, -22°F, wind chills approaching -40°F; it's getting old.

Otherwise, Red did God-knows-what to his eye in January and had it swell up nice and big. The vet was called, he was checked and medicated, and was back to normal within 48 hours. Whew! See the pic below, it wasn't pretty!

The good news is that slowly but surely, winter will come to an end and warmer temperatures will be here, which means lots of riding, schooling, and eventing! Until next time...

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