In the Night Farm…Your Ride is Here.

Consolation is Better!

She’s not 100%, mind you, but she is much improved.

As a test this evening, I saddled her and lunged her for 20 minutes (in 80-degree heat, to get her sweaty since that seems to make the itch worse), then took her out for a few miles’ hack.  She switched her tail a bit, and her trot was less than steady, but she didn’t feel the need for head-slinging and bucking every few strides.

Her back was still itchy, but nothing like it has been.  If (and it’s definitely still a big IF), this progress continues, we might be able to go to Tough Sucker II next weekend, after all.  Fingers crossed.

In other news, Acey and I had a nice ride in the hills today.  We took it fairly slowly and soaked up a couple hours’ worth of sunshine over our 11 miles.

(Whoa, that photo looks terrible on my screen.  I hope it looks better on yours!)

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3 responses

  1. Dom

    So glad to hear!

    April 23, 2012 at 7:33 am

  2. I was wondering about her! Thanks for the update.

    April 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

  3. I’ve been thinking about her…and web-searching. Have you tried some anti-itch stratagies? I’m wondering if the salts from her sweat are building under there and causing irritation. Journey is super back (skin) sensitive. I’ve taken to toweling her off carefully post ride, all wool pad, and a crupper. She is looking better, but once in awhile gets a bit “pink.” Witch hazel is supposed to be soothing…healing thoughts for your beautiful horse, and good luck on your upcoming ride!

    April 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm

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