It's been HOT here in Michigan and seems like everywhere!
Laz is still doing exceptionally well and is walking better and better everyday.
I still notice that he's landing toe first on his club foot (front right) so I'm hoping that too, will change in the future. His Right rear is much better and my new trimmer encouraged me to ride Laz around at the walk to help his sole to self shed which is has a bit (but probably mostly to her small trimming adjustments too).
Laz and I strolling around the property
Don't judge the yoga capris, tank top, flip flops or riding Laz in his rope halter with barrel racing reins, lol.
Hey...at least I rock the helmet law :)
Look at that low, happy head :)
Hot day but not a hot headed TB
Then, this past weekend was my 5 yr wedding anniversary, so we escaped to Torch Lake, Michigan
Have you ever been???
It's literally like Carribean waters but in Michigan.
The water is crystal clear and a turquoise blue....insane beauty!!
This was the sunset the first night
Oh, and the second night
Who cued the Swan family to come swim in?
In the morning, swimming in the cool water during the HOT sun was amazing amazing amazing.
I kept wishing that I had Laz with me, for an awesome ride in this water.
He would LOVE!
Driving home, we had a summer storm above our head the whole 4 hours home.
It's SO hard to travel when you have such a sweet boy waiting at home.
I'm always torn and feel so guilty when I leave him.
That combined with my insane work load, it's been for a hectic summer for me.
Last night, I got to the barn at 7:30ish (home by 10 pm..ugh)
Lazaroo was itching his bites.
While I was gone, he got more bites and his little hives popped back.
Not as bad as before, but enough that I gave him a vinegar/water sponge bath and then sprayed the bejesus out of him.
I also broke down and bought a fly sheet for him today.
I leave again in two weeks, for TWO WEEKS and am having major anxiety about leaving him.
I want to make sure he is armed with everything while I am away.
Have you ever left your horses for 2 weeks?
I think I need Uguard for myself.
My baby face
He looks like such a handsome young colt here :)
Getting a chest rub on my back from some handsome star studded OTTB
I also had given Laz a bit of a hair cut to allow some ventilation in preparation for this heat, a week or so ago. His standing has gotten more square too, now that he's able to stand pain free on his right rear, YAY!
Thursday morning, I'm also having my vet do an IR test on Laz
I'm all about knowing what is going on with him and firming up how his system is running now.
I'm doing the new Non-fasting test recommended by Dr. Kellon.
He can't have 'grain' (his T/C feed) or carrots (treats) 15 hrs before test, but he can have his hay like normal and be out like normal. No forced exercise but normal turnout is good.
It will help me decide his grazing future and his feeding/diet needs that much better.
Wish us luck that he isn't IR.......I'm hoping that assuming his laminitis came from Putomac fever, that he won't be, but we'll see. I'll post results when I get them next week, back from MSU.