Nineteen | Ax Update

Nineteen | Ax Update

It felt appropriate to use Ax’s 19th birthday as an excuse to give an update on the birthday buffalo himself. But first, how the crap is my horse in his last teenage year? As much as I hate to admit it, it’s crazy to think that he is kinda-sorta officially an “old man” now. Thankfully, he still acts like his younger self most of the time, and I’ll take it.

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Snap, Crackle, Pop!

Snap, Crackle, Pop!

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!”

Ax’s Leg Care Routine

Ax’s Leg Care Routine

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”