Jay and I had a ‘warm’ visit with Mara this afternoon. When we arrived snow was just starting and continued to fall throughout our barn time!
Mara B liked to have time in the indoor arena with us, a chance to eat some hay and Jay’s deluxe grooming treatment. Then when we returned her to the paddock the snow was very steady and beautiful.
Our pup Lindy B had a rare visit to the barn with me today!
Mara was calm and respectful of Lindy. Lindy was quite thrilled to be visiting Mara, and the barn cats.
Both of my sweet gals tried hard to pose for today’s post!
I enjoyed having them together.
Today when I went to bring Mara B in, JAC (aka: Socks) marched right out to her paddock with me! It’s always a fun treat to have that extra special companionship at the barn.
While Mara nibbled on hay I spent a good deal of time really cleaning her up, and she needed it.
I wanted to let her have free ‘run around’ time in the indoor arena, however I was not able to pull the side door down. Instead I set up a little barrier, and she was very compliant and respectful of it. So Mara did get to dash about and expend her energy while I enjoyed seeing how she respected the blockade!
I had some pleasant human horse/cat/dog interactions this Monday afternoon.
We have been checking on Mara B and giving her meds and comfort.
All is going well, she has caught on to a few things that she’s not enjoying such as the antibiotics being given and the aerosol bandage being sprayed on…..but friends are assisting and we are getting it all done. Today was a rest and recuperation day for Mara B.
We ended the week with a wash out, however Mara B and I had a nice indoor day together.
Mara B was great on the lunge line after her clean up and snack time.
The rain does bring the darling Cornflowers that are by Mara’s paddock to life for us to delight in!
Before Mara’s vet visit this morning, Jennifer and Bella rode out with us to enjoy the morning.
One of the pasture horses seen in the photo above, walked the fence line with us on our way back, keeping Mara rather curious. We also met up with Alanna and Allegro.
Doc Ed was a bigger part of our morning though. It’s been determined that Mara has a low thyroid, so she’s been on medication for that and we are trying to figure out what level of medication she needs for it. Today was a second blood test to find that out. We also addressed her hives and the allergic reaction she had on the trail last Friday. She is now being treated for that too. Plus Ed did a chiropractic elevation on her to see what areas she needs tweaked. We sure want her to be as healthy and happy as possible! She’s so good about it all, I feel she ‘knows’ we are helping her.
Mara B and Spice were chilling side by side when I arrived for an early morning visit. It’s a sizzler this Memorial Day with temps expected in the high 90s. Mara and I went into the outdoor arena for a change of view and a little exercise.
However what we both preferred was cool water and a shaded space to relax.
This Memorial Day we honor the fallen people and war horses who have served our country.
Mara has been tender footed and less willing to trot off and to move out recently. Because she has already had a case of laminitis two years ago, I was concerned and feeling that something was “off.”
So today she had a Vet check and it was confirmed that she is dealing with another bout of Laminitis. A blood test, exam and hoof check now have us on a rehabilitation treatment program moving forward. Mara was given pain medication (daily for the next four weeks ) and we will wait approximately three days for the results of the blood tests. A real bummer, however we are on our improvement plan and looking for good results for her.
Time to change my boots! So today I switched from wearing winter boots to muck boots. Mara B and two of her pals were relaxing together when I arrived early this morning to beat a predicted late spring snow storm. Mara and I just had grooming and ground games in the indoor arena together and took the day “off” as a snow day! On our way back to her paddock we saw the pasture horses in their upper pasture hunkered down for the weather that’s supposedly on it’s way. Hopefully Mara B can hang on to her place in the shelter tonight.