Excluding cold winter days if course! Monfils came when called. Up to now he has only come to me when I'm almost up to him anyway, so pleased with that
Leg improving every day :-)
OSo we're sitting in the traffic jam to get in to Blair when my phone rings, it's gaynor -monfils has been kicked, right hind over tendon, there's two wounds, needs the vet. So i ring vet, who goes after he's dealt with the two emergency call he's already got. In the meatime, monfils wouldn't settle in his own stable, worked an awful sweat up - thought later to be because he was in pain - put in Charlie's stable and calmed down, also did huge stretch and thus put back whatever was out.
Vet came, leg all shaved, antibiotics and bute, legs bandaged up, stay in.
There is the possibility of a small fracture in stifle - vet not so concerned as to want xrays urgently but if not looking right by about Thursday, we will be xraying.
All of this, and I'm 4 1/2 hours away.
So I've bought gaynor a pressie as this is above and beyond anything we anticipated.
With a variation on the harbour house theme - instead of the back drive and ford we went up the side of the welding field and along harbour house top drive to the road, my idea.
The boys were good with the traffic but i won't be going that direction on the road again- too steep really and the sightings aren't as good as the other direction
three trots, all controlled - it was a bit hot, mind
In the indoor arena!
My thought had been to go in there today, nice soft surface, but man renewing the wolden partition at the viewing gallery (which had been falling down) so didn't do anything.
Punched holed in the girth straps though - been thinking that the 24" is too small length wise on him, really, but the 26" was too long - new holes cure that! Now why did i not think of that before?