|"Dusty and Nate"|
Thought it was about time I checked in with everyone. There’s not much going on around here so there really isn’t much to write about. The horses are all fat and hairy in anticipation of the coming winter. They’ve also been staying out a few nights a week since the weather is cooler and the bugs are a memory. I don’t mind if they think they are a wild herd except they have all found the burr patch on the property and forelocks, manes and tails are a mess. It took me quite some time to get them out of Dusty’s tail Saturday.
All the horses are healthy, except for Nate who was lame last week. Dusty has been banished to the small paddock with him for company until he gets better. He’s doing well and is almost able to be reunited with the herd. I hate mystery lameness. He must have hurt himself one night when they refused to come in. They’ve been heard galloping around in the dark so anything is possible to explain his injury. He’s not the most careful horse on the farm. If there’s a way to get hurt Nate will find it.
I haven’t ridden since the beginning of October. Not that I haven’t wanted to. This is my favorite season to ride. Like the horses I enjoy the cooler temps and no bugs. Seems I developed what’s called a Baker’s Cyst behind my knee. It’s a build up of fluid and I’m here to tell you it’s very painful. I was hunched over doing my best impersonation of Quasimodo, using a cane and dragging my leg along. Anybody who might have said “rung any bells lately” would definitely have gotten a swat with the cane. So I took the anti-inflammatory meds for a while and they helped but it takes a long time to heal. The leg is just starting to feel better now. I’m hoping to start back riding again this weekend.
Until next time
Quote for Today
I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.