What a Truly Amazing Horse I Have!
Wednesday was a gorgeous spring day. The sun was shining and the temperatures were in the upper 60’s. Perfect day for riding.
After my settlement early in the afternoon, I tied up some loose ends at my home office and decided to call it a day early. Had to celebrate my closing, which went smoothly, with a nice afternoon ride on Pippa.
I arrived at the barn and Pippa was standing in the middle of the paddock. As I approached her, I noticed a stream of blood down her cheek. Oh, dear! Brought her into the barn to clean up the injury, which didn’t seem too bad. I then noticed she also had a bloody nose. This looked worse than it was. When the blood pooled up in her nostril, she would snort and blood flew everywhere. Ugh!
So much for my afternoon ride.
The next day the vet was due to come out to the barn to give the horses their spring shots. With halter in hand, I went out to get Pippa in the paddock. She let me get near her, but did not allow me to get her halter on. Her cheek was slightly swollen and it must have really hurt. Hmmmmm. How am I going to get her up to the barn for the vet to check her and give her her shots?
In the meantime, one of the owners of one of the other horses in the herd was being led into the barn through a stall. (The stalls have dutch doors that open up into the paddock.) Pippa followed up to the stall. I quickly decided to open Pippa’s stall door, and, lo and behold, Pippa walked right into her stall. (The other horses were still out in the paddock munching hay.)