Ok, yes, I have been delinquent again.
But it has been rain, rain, rain. Mud, with a capital M U D. The water is running muddy again. Poor horses, but certainly better than no water. I was actually kind of happy with the single digit days last week (Tuesday = 4, Wednesday = 7). The horses can handle the cold. They look happy, fluffy; they just stand around the bales and eat. It is the 35 and raining weather that knocks us all down. So Ron put out extra hay.
Not much riding going on (okay, zero), as the weather stinks, and all I’ve got left are very light riding/companion ponies. Why bust ’em up for this? They can already do everything that they need to do for that role. See ya in April, guys.
So, an update on T the Jerky Ulcer Horse. He got better on Ranitidine. He got much better on Omeprazole! I weaned him off that to see how he would go. Bad idea. Instant regress. Cranky, ear pinning, jerky horse made an almost immediate comeback. Since I don’t particularly have a death wish (even though I also don’t want to figure out how to survive on social security…), I put him back on drugs. I didn’t think the Omeprazole was supposed to be a long term maintenance drug. Anyone out there using it? Is there a permanent maintenance dose? I’d like the nice horse back.