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January 10, 2010

Wizard

Due to weather and being busier than usual for this time of year, I have not ridden since Christmas. I’ve gotten a lot of photo work done, but my goodness am I ready to ride!

Wizard’s soles are feeling better but he is still very careful on hard ground. We are in the middle of a cold snap but I am visiting him regularly. I make sure he has warm drinking water, we do a little groundwork, and I let him play in the indoor arena. Slightly milder weather is expected later in the week so I’m hoping to at least take him for a hike in the woods this week.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2010 8:13 pm

    Rock n’ Racehorses wrote:

    I make sure he has warm drinking water…

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    Cold water would cause problems? Just wondering. 😉

    • January 10, 2010 9:08 pm

      In cold weather, horses generally prefer to drink tepid to warm water. They will drink cold water but they usually drink more if it is warmed a little. The more water they drink, the less risk of impaction/colic/dehydration for them.

  2. January 11, 2010 12:08 pm

    O.K. thanks for the explanation. Make me wonder about the wild mustangs and the hardships they must go through every winter.

    The Wizard is a lucky guy ! 😀

    • January 11, 2010 1:02 pm

      They don’t colic or founder like their stabled cousins, but they only live to age 12 or so.

      • January 12, 2010 12:00 am

        PS- I can admit it… Wizard is SPOILED!

      • January 12, 2010 1:19 pm

        I’ve witnessed mustangs in the wild through a PBS documentary.
        They have a most difficult life.

        But for Wizard – It’s Good to be King. 😀

  3. lensjockey permalink
    January 15, 2010 10:39 am

    oh man, I bet there are times when you just want your butt in the saddle already! I can totally feel that hahaha. Riding is so great, I remember riding when I was a child… so awesome. I love saddles, that’s part of it.

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