Flat tire

Well, so much doing “a little bit more”  in my lesson last night.  Derbs was covered in mud – and missing a shoe.   He’s getting his flat tire fixed today, and I’ll be back in the saddle tomorrow.

In the meantime, I’d like to give a frequent commenter, Annette, a shout out – she’s taking her Thoroughbred to a show this weekend.   I can’t wait to hear how they fare – I will admit to being completely in love with her tall, dark, handsome boy Tuscon – can you blame me?  He is FANCY!

(I am shamelessly ripping off a photo from her Flickr account to show you how lovely they are.)

Good luck, Annette! 🙂

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2 Responses to Flat tire

  1. Net says:

    Awwww, thanks! It’s actually a week from tomorrow, but… He decided to see what he could do to himself last night and scratched his lower eyelid – we’re seeing the vet today to find out if he needs stitches, and if he does I think we’re scratching. 😦

    But I agree he is fancy! I love my 16.3 hand “baby”! 🙂

  2. Annette says:

    So good and bad news… No horse show for us. BUT – the eyeball is not damaged, and I definitely did the right thing having the vet out despite it looking minor. Once he started working on it we could see the cut was a lot larger than it looked at first glance, and it would have likely been a much bigger problem later. So lots of cleaning, antibiotics, and sedative later – 3 stitches, and a stoned out horse checking out the flying elephants. 🙂

    He should be fine to ride by Monday, but I don’t want to trailer him while he still has the stitches and risk it possibly getting anything else in the stitches, plus it just seems wrong to take a horse with stitches below his eye to a show even if they aren’t bothering him at all!

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