I left around 10:00, with Magic in the horse trailer. I figured she'd better get some training, because I was about ready to turn her into dog food otherwise. Since I'd left the horse trailer parked in the dooryard of the barn, and had been feeding her on it for a couple of weeks, she walked right now. We quickly closed the door and she was ticked! She settled right down, though, probably because she had to get her balance. I'd left her loose in the trailer, and, not unexpectedly, she faced the back. By the time I got to Durham, and Esprit Equestrian Center, we'd been traveling for 2 hours. Surprisingly, she walked out rather than bursting forth like a bolt of lightening. Carol was impressed. So was I.
|Patina M&M Eye Candy (photo by Cindi Shelley)|
I detoured to Thorndike to drop off the buck at the farm of an Amishman who is housing him for me, and arrived home around 7:45 (or was it later?) in pitch dark. Shawn, bless his generous heart, carried the doeling down the lane and into the barn, where I bedded her down in deep hay, and then went back and parked the truck and trailer in the dark--no easy task when it involves backing into a side area.
|Ike (photo courtesy of Cindi Shelley)|
|Patina Eula's Dehlia Rose (photo by Cindi Shelley)|
Dehlia Rose had a croupy rasp in her chest and received Aconitum for that. She's much, much better now, has a friend from the neighboring farm, a wether borrowed to keep her company. She's a sweet thing, but very tiny compared to my kids of the same age. She's well formed, though, and coming out of her shell a little more each day.