For as long as I’ve had Ax, he has seen the chiropractor at least once a year (lucky horse!), but after last winter’s Mystery Lameness and the muscle atrophy that came with it, I made him an appointment with a highly recommended vet who includes acupuncture as part of the process. Since then, Ax has been on a six- to eight-week schedule to get his body popped back into place and act as a horsey pincushion. Because he’d been done numerous times before, I knew the magic that chiropractic work did and that Ax responded well to it; what I didn’t know was how in-depth you could look at the horse when combining it with acupuncture. Continue reading “Snap, Crackle, Pop!”
I realized it has been about five months since I updated everyone on Ax and The Mystery Lameness of 2017, meaning I left off saying I had an unrideable horse and no plans for the future other than keeping said horse sound. Spoiler alert: Thankfully, Ax is now rideable and we are trudging through rehab. Continue reading “Rehabbing is Hard | Ax Update”
I can admit to being a bit obsessive about my horse’s leg care. While Ax doesn’t often have very strenuous workouts, I’d rather play it safe than show up to a warm or puffy leg the next day. In my book, jumping, lessons, horse shows, and hunter paces are all activities that require wrapping and sometimes poulticing afterwards, but with Ax’s current rehab routine based off of the Mystery Lameness of 2017, my urge to wrap has increased significantly. Continue reading “Ax’s Leg Care Routine”
This blog is not only a place to share things; it is a place for me to document memories, moments, and experiences that I want to keep forever. Each year, as a new one approaches, I take the time to remember all the adventures Ax and I had in the past twelve months. While I am not sad to see 2017 go, it wasn’t too bad of a year. Continue reading “Goodbye, 2017”
I think it is time that you all get an update on my beloved buffalo.
This has been the year of maladies for Ax—earlier this year he sliced his mouth open which resulted in some minor stressing, an unexpected (and perfectly timed) vet visit, and some time off, and now we are approaching week four of stall rest due to a mystery lameness that has my vets stumped.