|Proof that she does actually get dirty sometimes! :)|
|Sand makes a comfy pillow for your teeth...|
I sat there with her for a good 15 minutes, enjoying the sunshine, and I had just decided not to ride when she suddenly jumped up out of the sand pit, started snorting, and walked over to her water trough. Something must have spooked her, but she was quite stiff and acted a little out of it. At first I thought she was just a little wobbly from being startled out of a deep snooze, but she continued to act a little strange.
Since she was up, I decided to take her into the barn and give her a good grooming. When I offered her another carrot piece, she happily gobbled it up. When I was grooming her in the cross ties, she still seemed off. She was eating treats, but was very lethargic and it was as if she didn't have any personality. She was just kind of there...
I decided to throw the bridle on and take her out to the arena for a quick little ride. The BO had just dragged the arena, so I wanted to get in there and ride to see how she would act. I had to drag her everywhere we went, which is unusual, and she wasn't really moving her feet with much umph. It's kind of hard to describe, but she was really dragging her back toes and shuffling her front feet. I didn't ride long because she didn't want to jog and I had finally convinced myself that something was going on.
|The zombie pony...|
I'm considering a couple different things that could be going on, but before I completely freak myself out, I'm going to ask the BO to give her some bute tonight and check on her tomorrow. I'm hoping she just feels a little down in the dumps from the rabies vaccine.