Rain, Rain go away,
Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day;
Little Annie wants to play.
with a slight moderation :)
We were not supposed to have rain until late afternoon.
The weatherman fibbed!
By 11:00a.m. it looked like this.
The wind began to pick up.
And we could hear thunder
and lightning in the distance.
|Miss D didn't care one bit about coming in early.|
When it thunders, she wants to be in her stall!
|The well-house is the tiny brick building in the distance!|
|Yep, we are high dollar when it comes to our barn tunes!|
Cleaning stalls is always chaotic when all
the horses are inside.
There are two extra stalls, so we move a horse to an
empty stall one while their "house"
is being cleaned.
But, every time someone gets moved,
everyone gets chatty!
They call, they bellow.
She is always certain that the horses are going
It continued to pour rain outside.
Eventually the wheelbarrow needed emptied.
So, J threw on our barn raincoat.
As he walked down the barn hallway,
Annie began to slink to the back of her stall.
Not like Little Miss Annie,
who is always the social butterfly,
and has to see everything going on
We realized it was the raincoat,
and she was petrified of it!
|We did decide that J looked a little like the "Grim Reaper"! Ha!|
No wonder Annie was cowering in her stall!
Laminitis is inflammation of the laminae of the horse’s foot. Laminae make up the delicate, accordion-like tissue that attaches the inner surface of the hoof wall to the coffin bone (the bone in the foot.) The sensitive laminae cover the bone and interlock with the insensitive laminae lining the inside of the hoof wall to keep the coffin bone in place within the hoof.
A horse suffering from laminitis experiences a decrease in blood flow to the laminae, which in turn begin to die and separate. The final result is hoof wall separation, rotation of the coffin bone and extreme pain. In severe cases, the coffin bone can actually rotate through the sole of the horse’s hoof where it becomes infected and usually results in the death of the horse.
LaminitisLush, summer grass.
To be able to let the mares stay out with
the other horses, and graze all day
we use grazing muzzles.
This is a very humane way to let the girls
enjoy time outside,
and we do not have to worry about their grass intake
because the grazing muzzles cut the grass consumption
|This is a wonderful product! The graze muzzle can truly be a life-saver!|
It is in no way cruel to the horse!
Allegra the Princess doesn't even mind wearing
her graze muzzle.
I do believe she thinks of it as some
upside down Tiara that she is privileged
So did the humidity...
And the temp soared to 99 degrees.
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Like so many of you,
I am so ready for Autumn.
I am hoping that Autumn will make an early arrival!
Wonderful day to you all...
images~ My Best Friend Equine products
images and text~The Real Mother Goose