Save time, blame Facebook. Now that so many of us keep up with each other via Facebook, I have been distracted from my blogging. Facebook is shinny.
The super moon was eclipsed last week and we enjoyed the show. Good thing too since it will be decades until the next chance.
Summer is over and the fall fields of round balls have green grass beneath. Even with the cool, wet summer, we are dry now and the green will be gone soon. The Rogers County Fair has come and gone, volleyball season is over (just) and X-country is winding down. I will not think about the number of shopping days until Christmas.
Geronimo moved from Angie’s to the Wild O Ranch in early August and he is settled in. He is six months old and still a fun experience. He has been to a ride night and Ivy wants to take him to the last 4-H horse show of the year next weekend.
Sunny has been loosing weight for months and we have tried everything including more feed, different feeds, additives (including probiotics, cool calories, beat pulp, diatomaceous earth, Thrive feed), power pack de-worming, blood work and vet visits. Finally, to rule out EPM, we tested for it-Sunny is positive even without obvious neurologic symptoms. So, we have treated and now will retest in a few weeks. Meanwhile, Dr. Prop says its ok to keep riding, but poor Sunny looks very thin. Let’s hope the treatment did the trick and that he will be back to normal soon.
Splash has not lost any weight and looks pretty good – he was Grand Champion Appaloosa Stallion/Gelding at the Rogers County Fair. We have been doing some trail rides as well as dressage schooling shows when we can. At the most recent schooling show/team championships, Splash and I were teamed up with Patty/Breath Right and Kendall/Max – we were second place! We received 70.694% for Western Dressage Basic Level (WDBL)test 2 – by far, our highest score ever! Both of the working walks were 8’s and our final halt at G was 7. WDBL test 4 was overall a better test although our score was lower at 66.323 but Roberta said that when we had moments of good connection, we were wonderful!