Me on the other hand, I'm nowhere near settled in. I only grabbed the necessities when we hauled her over on Friday, and my trailer is still packed full of stuff. The new barn has tack lockers, so I can't have my trunk with me, and that's where I keep everything. Today I wished I had my clippers, but they're far, far away, in my trailer, which is parked down the road in another field. One of these days I'll have to buckle down and get organized.
Now that things are back to normal, Lilly is happy, and I can breathe, it's time to focus in on the issues at hand. The first issue being her sore hooves (which is currently being addressed), and the other issue being the diarrhea that's decided to make a comeback. She was clean on Sunday, but today she had some lines of manure down her back legs again. It wasn't worth getting out the hose, but I did wet a towel and clean her up.
I'm seriously considering going back to the "less is more" plan. She's not on a bunch of stuff, but she's getting 1 lb of Enrich Plus, MSM, U-Gard, and SmartHoof. I have been thinking about cutting out all her supplements so that when my vet comes out on the first, we have a clearer picture of what's naturally going on in her body, rather than what's going on with her and all her supplements. The U-Gard might be helping some, but last week she was pretty nasty, so it's not helping as much as I thought. If I scale her back to nothing but her ration balancer, hay, and pasture, then it'll be easier to decide what we should add, rather than trying to decide what to tweak, remove, add, etc.
I wanted to take some pictures of her today so I can keep an eye on her weight and overall condition. She wasn't too enthused about the idea, but she obliged me. Sort of...
|Looking very bored...|
|Showing just a little bit of life...|
|"Are we done now?"|