Good News Bad News and Neutral News

Good News Bad News and Neutral News

Post by Eileen Morga » Thu, 09 Jun 2005 21:53:51


Ok, so the good news is that I managed to fix my hot tape fence! Woo
HOO! Not exactly my forte, LOL. I did the "attack everything"
approach. I  cleaned the connectors and stuff, even though they didn't
look bad, and  snugged the tapes up and all. Walked the fence line and
weeded, even though I just did that last week and nothing much had
sprung up. Tightened the tape, redid all the splices, checked all the
connector things. Watered the post, even though it rained Monday. And
now, we have zap! Not a heck of a zap, but definate zap and hopefully
Ms. Dolly is deterred by the amount of zappage. Made me leap back and
I was ready for it, LOL.


good last night when I did my 'ride at dusk' routine, and she walked
out fine and normal in the hack part of our ride this morning.
Trotting in a straight line she didn't feel as eager to move out as
usual but was not balky or uneven. On a circle she is sore behind,
both directions. Poop. I'll give her a few days off and see if she
just tweaked something or is brewing an abscess or something; if she
stays sore of course we'll have the vet out for a check up. No obvious
heat, swelling, injuries, or sensitivity on a palpation. I'm not
giving any pallatives because I don't want to mask a developing issue.
So three horses, nothing to ride.

Neutral News: Moonlight has milk--light yellow to clearish, slightly
sticky but not terribly so. She has loosened up her ligaments and
muscles enough on her tail head that you can gently and slowly bring
her tail straight up over her back and all the way down to touch the
bone tip to her spine. We are a week from day 315, which is what my
vet has as a 'I'd not like it earlier than' date. So, I told her to
sit on it for another week, and then she can do as she likes but
please don't make me wait until August. :-)

Eileen Morgan
The Mare's Nest
http://www.eimorgan.com

 
 
 

Good News Bad News and Neutral News

Post by JJ » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 01:21:11


Hi Eileen!

Quote:
> Ok, so the good news is that I managed to fix my hot tape fence! Woo
> HOO! Not exactly my forte, LOL. I did the "attack everything"
> approach. I  cleaned the connectors and stuff, even though they didn't
> look bad, and  snugged the tapes up and all. Walked the fence line and
> weeded, even though I just did that last week and nothing much had
> sprung up. Tightened the tape, redid all the splices, checked all the
> connector things. Watered the post, even though it rained Monday. And
> now, we have zap! Not a heck of a zap, but definate zap and hopefully
> Ms. Dolly is deterred by the amount of zappage. Made me leap back and
> I was ready for it, LOL.

Well hat's off to ya!  Way to go!  Nothing like a need to make us become
"experts" sometimes eh?  I hope it's enough to keep Ms. Dolly where she
should be!  And I had no doubt you'd be able to get that fence working
again.  <grin>

Quote:

> good last night when I did my 'ride at dusk' routine, and she walked
> out fine and normal in the hack part of our ride this morning.
> Trotting in a straight line she didn't feel as eager to move out as
> usual but was not balky or uneven. On a circle she is sore behind,
> both directions. Poop. I'll give her a few days off and see if she
> just tweaked something or is brewing an abscess or something; if she
> stays sore of course we'll have the vet out for a check up. No obvious
> heat, swelling, injuries, or sensitivity on a palpation. I'm not
> giving any pallatives because I don't want to mask a developing issue.
> So three horses, nothing to ride.

Major Drats!  Here's to hoping that she just got a little over-frisky and
just tweaked something.  I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Quote:
> Neutral News: Moonlight has milk--light yellow to clearish, slightly
> sticky but not terribly so. She has loosened up her ligaments and
> muscles enough on her tail head that you can gently and slowly bring
> her tail straight up over her back and all the way down to touch the
> bone tip to her spine. We are a week from day 315, which is what my
> vet has as a 'I'd not like it earlier than' date. So, I told her to
> sit on it for another week, and then she can do as she likes but
> please don't make me wait until August. :-)

Wow...I had NO idea that their tails got *that* flexible.  I've never tried
to move one like that for any of the mares at the farm.  Comet's tail would,
of course, not even get close to that!  How interesting.  Please keep us up
to date.

On the side, Meme, the TB mare that had a beautiful Welsh/TB colt last year
has been moved to the vet's farm for foaling.  We were all SO looking
forward to seeing her baby this year but I won't get to see it right away!
Unless...I'll just have to go to my vet's farm when the baby comes to take a
peek (and pictures too of course!).  She was moved there because our vet is
a half-owner for one thing and Meme spiked a fairly good fever last week.
The farm owner and others were getting ready to head down to VA for a show
so, to be safe, Meme was trailered to the vet's for the remainder.  Meme
isn't the best shipper so...they are just going to let her have the baby
there.  Fortunately, Meme got over the fever (with some meds) the same day
and has been fine since.  She's under close watch though.

That leaves only two mares left with babies in the ovens.  Queenie and
Cameo.

JJ

Quote:

> Eileen Morgan
> The Mare's Nest
> http://www.eimorgan.com


 
 
 

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Post by Robin Rya » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 10:51:38


Quote:
> Ok, so the good news is that I managed to fix my hot tape fence! Woo
> HOO! Not exactly my forte, LOL. I did the "attack everything"
> approach. I  cleaned the connectors and stuff, even though they didn't
> look bad, and  snugged the tapes up and all. Walked the fence line and
> weeded, even though I just did that last week and nothing much had
> sprung up. Tightened the tape, redid all the splices, checked all the
> connector things. Watered the post, even though it rained Monday. And
> now, we have zap! Not a heck of a zap, but definate zap and hopefully
> Ms. Dolly is deterred by the amount of zappage. Made me leap back and
> I was ready for it, LOL.

Hey, Ei, I knew you could do it! You're the resourceful type and too
stubborn to accept that rasty ol' situation. I'm impressed that you
volunteered yourself for the tester, even though others have suggested
cousins, dogs, etc...:)

Quote:


> good last night when I did my 'ride at dusk' routine, and she walked
> out fine and normal in the hack part of our ride this morning.
> Trotting in a straight line she didn't feel as eager to move out as
> usual but was not balky or uneven. On a circle she is sore behind,
> both directions. Poop. I'll give her a few days off and see if she
> just tweaked something or is brewing an abscess or something; if she
> stays sore of course we'll have the vet out for a check up. No obvious
> heat, swelling, injuries, or sensitivity on a palpation. I'm not
> giving any pallatives because I don't want to mask a developing issue.
> So three horses, nothing to ride.

True bummer. After Spice's tendon injury, I take nothing for granted, and
assume every bobble will be a 6 month rehab. But most things are nothing,
and we're wishing the best for you. If she's sore behind both directions,
probably not an acute, bad thing. Probably played too much or maybe just
stiff? Us humans get sore for a few days and no need for doctor (I wake up
with a stiff, sore neck about 2x a year, and if I keep stretching, it's good
as new in 2 days - who knows what caused it?)

Quote:

> Neutral News: Moonlight has milk--light yellow to clearish, slightly
> sticky but not terribly so. She has loosened up her ligaments and
> muscles enough on her tail head that you can gently and slowly bring
> her tail straight up over her back and all the way down to touch the
> bone tip to her spine. We are a week from day 315, which is what my
> vet has as a 'I'd not like it earlier than' date. So, I told her to
> sit on it for another week, and then she can do as she likes but
> please don't make me wait until August. :-)

Doesn't sound neutral to me! Sounds exciting. I'm eagerly waiting for
Hopeful. Wish I had a situation where I could breed and have a baby (horses,
that is... been there done that myself!), but with boarding, just no
possibility. Plus, not skilled to raise a youngster (again, talking horses
here!). Spice will remain a ***! So... I will just live vicariously thru
you and Bill, Tamara, and everyone else! Good luck with Moonlight, Belles,
and the fence.

Robin