My last post kind of left everyone on a cliffhanger, since I didn't really do a post-colic update. Truth be told tho, I was kind of sitting on this one because it feels much like walking under a ladder, or... a black cat crossing my path? We are edging up on one week since the colic episode and I finally feel safe enough to say we've crossed the bridge without any other implications... because horses LOVE to prove us wrong.
Annie has been back to work and has resumed regular training - Trainer K started her back up slow and steady, as to be expected, and the mare has done good. We've altered a few things in her routine so as to potentially eradicate any future tummy troubles, although part of me thinks it wasn't necessarily something we could completely control. Still, it makes me feel better we've taken additional steps to hopefully prevent a reoccurance.
|The snow in our backyard - I dug a little spot for the dogs.|
|This is the snow accumulation outside of Annie's|
pen/shelter. A friend had crouched down to take this photo.
Trainer K has been great with keeping me as updated as possible - she isn't really one for technology (and the barn has terrible cellphone reception) so I don't receive long-winded responses or break downs of what they've been working on. Which, is fine. She's a busy lady and like any business person, prefers to have verbal conversations. Texting can cause a multitude of issues, especially if something is misread or misinterpreted.
The radio silence left me a bit neurotic for the first week, but I'm slowly coming to terms with it and taking a page out of Riding Buddy's book of "No news is good news". Though it didn't stop me from conning a few friends who live in the area (and ride) to send photos to keep me sane and quiet.
|Annie, and a young girl's horse, Rowdy.|
In Spud news - I've been still going out to visit/check up on him since he is still close to home. He seems to have finally made a friend in the alpha of the herd - a cranky 26 year old Quarter Horse gelding. AJ continues to be a Giant Asshole to him tho, so I guess they are only friends during hacks haha. Thankfully, his Giant Assholeism only extends to pinning his ears and not much else.
|Spud says, "Get my good side."|