The horses also have their winter coats on. Mr Cooper the big bay veteran has a very impressive new paisley blanket and a padded under blanket which caused me more than a little agitation. The under blanket attaches under tail with clips and at the front with sturdy Velcro…. and the Velcro got itself attached to one of my multiple unmatched outfits from behind. So, as I walked, it dragged, as I turned …yes, it turned and I couldn’t work out where we had become bonded. I tried to throw the blankets on to the horses back and my clothes went with it. I was cold, my feet hurt, I couldn’t feel my fingers and I wanted sooooo bad to swear.
Andrew has finished the Bran proof gate. Thank you Andrew, it’s just what I wanted. Bran the Border Collie has been frequenting the poo pile and when Bran comes in, everyone else wants to leave. We bathed him, shampooed, trimmed poo tags and blow dried and still he smelt so we cut off access to anywhere that he had contact with poo, liquid poo or run off poo. Poor Bran is fraught….there’s nothing to chase, gates are closed and the dog is miserable….and clean.
Quest continues to recover. In his stall last night, before he got his pyjamas on I noticed that he is starting to bulk up. The rash on his neck also appears to be healing which leads us to believe that his skin condition is a result of bad nutrition whilst he was away. He is eating everything that he sees right now and it’s all good stuff.
Got to go, time to start layering up. Take care, keep safe and warm. M