It's been a scorcher out there! Here's proof, this picture was taken Thursday afternoon as I was driving through town:
It's been too hot to work the horses. Last week my daily schedule was get up, bring the horses in. Go to work. Come back from work. Grab a horse, hose it off and stand in front of the fan. Repeat with the other horse. Put the horses out for the night. Go to bed.
Nothing was interesting enough to post about. I did manage to get Coriander out for a short lunge to check his lameness status. He seemed okay on the lunge line so I got on him Saturday morning. Nope, still lame. After that, I got off and started a large-scale excavation operation. Fortunately I think I found the problem. Three itsy pieces of gravel came out of the white line area at his toe. I feel awful that I missed that for so long. Unfortunately for him, after living on sand for nine years and having inadequate hoof care his feet aren't in great shape. His white line isn't tight at all and tons of dirt and crud get packed in there. I'm hoping that with the regular care he's getting now his feet will shape up, but it will take a while. Anyway, I think I got the culprits because he took off galloping around the pasture last night for the first time in a week. I'll ride him today and find out for sure.
In other not-so-great news, Gwen did something to her face. Friday morning I brought them in from the pasture and her nose was horribly swollen. It wasn't hot and there wasn't any blood, so that was good. I imagine she just knocked her face on something and gave herself an awful goose egg. It's slowly coming down, thank goodness. Can you see it?