Despite the gorgeous weather, I didn't have time to ride today. That always seems to be the case... when I can't ride her, I have all the time in the world. When she can be ridden, suddenly I'm swamped with appointments and errands that need to be done.
Today I had to take Lilly's chariot in to be serviced. (That would be my truck... lol) It was due for service and needed an alignment. Thankfully it's done now and one more thing I can check off the list.
Since Lilly tore up her other bell boots, I stopped at Tractor Supply to see if they had any of the pull on bells, but they didn't. I ended up getting a pair of Velcro ones anyway since they were only $12. I figure anything is better than nothing, and if she rips them off, I'm not out that much.
Her shoe looked good that my farrier fixed yesterday. He went out to the barn when I couldn't be there, but said she was a good girl. Now we should make it to the 23rd when she's actually due for a reset.
Her tendon looks extra swollen today. The swelling has moved around her leg and is now also on the other side of her leg. It still doesn't seem to bother her, but it looks awful. I didn't have the camera with me to get a picture, but I'll take some more. I like to keep a record of how it looks for comparison.
Do you suppose a judge would say anything to me about the tendon? Or even disqualify me from a class if I showed her like that? It is very obvious that there's an issue/was an issue with her leg, but she's completely sound... I figure halter is certainly out of the question, but what about showmanship and riding classes?
I'm planning to call the vet tomorrow to schedule a time for shots and coggins. The barn has a day planned so we can all split the farm call, but her coggins will expire by then and I need to send in her paperwork for the state fair. No way it'll be back by the beginning of October if she doesn't have it pulled until after October 1st. LOL So I'll mention the tendon again and have my vet take a look when she comes out. I'm going to try and get the vet that saw Lilly through her lesion, since she's the most familiar with it.
I'm just glad she's sound and happy out in the pasture. AJ seems to be doing just fine too. He's still a little on the thin side, but looks to have gained a few pounds so far. The heat is pretty hard on him, so hopefully once we get some cooler fall weather, he'll plump right up in time for winter.