I wonder if Blogger will ever update the status of the blog issues everyone is having?
Anyway, we've been having 100 degree days here in North Carolina. Well, with the heat index we're registering around 103 or so and the only things loving this heat are my cherry tomato plants. I have a ton of little green tomatoes that I cannot wait to snack on!!
I actually love the heat too, but I wouldn't feel right working Lilly in those kinds of temperatures. She's happier in her stall with a hay bag and a fan. I've been visiting her, though, and we spend a little bit of time in the round pen just to keep her mind in work mode. I feel terribly guilty when I can't/don't work her because it feels like her fitness level declines, and then when I do finally get on again to do some real work, I'm extremely cautious of what I do with her. It feels like we have to start all over again, over and over and over. This ligament issue haunts me every single day and I probably baby her a little bit more than she needs. I just can't help but err on the side of caution because if something were to happen while I was riding... I'd be devastated.
My farrier came out this morning for a scheduled trim and reset. We haven't had one of those in a long time, so I was very happy to show him two front hooves complete with shoes when he arrived. He said her feet are looking really good and he can tell that we've been keeping her in when it's wet outside. The crater has grown out completely and we have two functional front hooves! It's the little things that matter where Lilly is concerned.
I hope everyone is staying cool!