About giving your grey horse the last bath of the year.
Yesterday, it was an unseasonable 70 degrees so I had to take advantage and get one last bath in on Gen. Why am I saying last? Because the chances of it being above 70 again are slim. Gen is already growing in a nice, thick winter coat. And because he is retired, I don’t have to torture him and give him a bath unless the weather is nice. The sad thing is when you look at your white horse and realize that this is going to be the last time you see them this clean for months. I love the change in seasons, but things like this make me a little bummed out.
In other news. Phoenix is doing well. Which means I officially have NO CLUE what is wrong with him because he has been feeling great. In fact, he was running, bucking, rearing and just generally giving me a heart attack this week out in the small field. He got to go out because he was sound and there is no heat or swelling. I think I am going to get back on this weekend and just see how he feels and where we are at.
And Gen, after his naughty behavior on the lunge line, had a little swelling on his bad leg. Not enough to warrant getting stable wraps on, but enough to make me question the whole Gen going back to work thing. I know I didn’t post all the videos, but Gen trotted for a good few minutes total and had multiple moments of playing. I am hoping he just over did it, but even if that is the case it doesn’t look good for going back to work again. I will try to work him again this weekend as long as I still feel okay about it and see how it goes.