Jezebel tried to kill me

Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training
[caption id="attachment_1513" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bad Bucking Bronco [/caption] Well not really but thats what i'm calling it. The better half was taking his lesson my my trainers event horse and i tacked up the Bo and was going to ride her for the second half of his lesson then Sammy was going to get on Jez. She had been kept in the night before to keep Circe company because i'm dealing with lameness issues with her (post to come about that once a definitive diagnosis is had) so JezaBo was a little up but not to bad. The better half was riding in the lower gymnastics ring looking really good by the way, he was trotting over poles and getting the lazy Rep to move forward. Sammy was explaining to…
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Circes new Manolos

Barn tales, Life with Circe, OTTB
[caption id="attachment_1507" align="alignleft" width="271"] Circe checking out Patty[/caption] When Circe came up lame a week and a half ago and i saw the bruise, I put her on rest and waited it out to see if it would manifest into an abscess or get better. A week went by and it didn't get better. The lameness did get a little more pronounced but she didn't do the abscess turn and ever come up three legged lame. My farrier was due to come out and i figured she would let me know if i was in abscess world or not. Circe still had no pulses, heat or swelling but she was defiantly off at the trot on the right front and over the week she was off  she was on lame…
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You give me fever

Life with Circe, OTTB, Vet
[caption id="attachment_1488" align="alignleft" width="300"] I no feel well mom[/caption] I got the call from my friend Stacy who was doing evening feedings and turn out at my barn while Sammy was out of town. Circe was off her food. She hadn't really touched her hay, drank very little water and was picking at her grain aka ration balancer. She seemed really "mellow" and Stacy who knows Circe was concerned. I asked a ton of questions including. 1. How much poop? only 2.5. piles and she was in all day 2. Gut sounds?  low gurgling on both sides but faint I called the vet. Not something i wanted to do being as it was Saturday night (I could hear the money flying from my wallet as i made the call) I…
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Barn tales, Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB
[caption id="attachment_1483" align="alignleft" width="200"] Not broken[/caption] Circe has a stone bruise. Shes getting some time off and I'm crossing my fingers it doesn't turn into an abscess. Time will tell. The redhead has thin soles and this isn't the first time shes had a bruise. I'm using Durasole her feets (i swear by the stuff), giving her some time off and crossing my fingers. Thats pretty much the plan. Oh I gave her some Bute first day just because i don't want her tootsies hurting her to bad. While she has time off Jezebel is being ridden everyday. Perfect example of why two horses is a good thing, when ones broken.... Jezebel is starting to look really good. Her excess weight is coming off and shes starting to muscle up.…
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Circe’s first show

Life with Circe, OTTB, Training
[caption id="attachment_1474" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jump 2, scary blue blocks![/caption] A short hack away from my barn is Covered Bridge Farm. A really nice private barn that has recently put up a nice ring with lights and everything. They have been putting on some casual schooling jumper shows and Sammy thought she'd take Circe to her first show as one was coming up. Awesome! The better half got off work early to watch (evening show) and i brought my camera, of course i did. The ring was really nice. Good footing, lights for night time riding, and a 2 story observation room! The ring was divided in two (cuz its huge) they had a course set up on one half and two warm up jumps on the opposite side. It looked…
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Back in the saddle again

Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB
[caption id="attachment_1439" align="alignleft" width="225"] Riding Jezebel[/caption] I've been riding Circe but i haven't been riding Jezebel. After she out me  on the ground last Feb and was acting out so badly i gave her the rest of the winter off to figure out what her deal was. Ulcers.. hind and gastric was the diagnosis and since that time we've teated the ulcers and moved twice Jez is back in steady work with both Sammy and Michelle. Since i've moved to the fancy eventing barn I've been on her one time. After Michelle rode i cooled her out and was super nervous. Which pissed me off, i haven been nervous like THAT with her before. As a result i've been sticking with Circe working on building my stamina (which sucks) after…
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Moon gets miles

Off Farm, OTTB
[caption id="attachment_1418" align="alignleft" width="200"] Just chillin' pre-class[/caption] It was that time again, The Maryland Open Horse Show. They do these nice low key schooling shows about once a month and i've been shooting them.  They are held at Schooley Mill horse park which is the ring i used when i boarded the girls across the street. The only thing i miss about that place is the ring. My horses however don't miss a thing about it, they hated the ring. Too over whelming for my sensitive OTTB mares. This time up it was Michelle's turn to take her horse Moon and put some show miles on him. Shes taken him before but the last time he was rather jumpy and nervous. This time however he was great. She keeps him…
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Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Vet
[caption id="attachment_1412" align="alignleft" width="225"] Lead rope fun waiting on the Doc[/caption] Since Miss Jezebel is back in work 4 days a week i wanted to have Dr Jim come out and give her the once over. Hes the chiro, acupuncture, vet, bio-mechanic guy i had come out and and who diagnosed her with the ulcers and all that jazz back in March. The idea is I want to be sure that any tude i get from Jez is in the mind and not the body. Its not fair to get after a horse too hard who's in pain. So i had Dr Jim come out. I was lucky he has other clients at my facility (of course he does its a high performance barn and hes the best) So I…
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