Happy 4th of July!
I love the 4th, well really any holiday that celebrates good weather, good friends and good eating with no gifting pressure.
Unless you count making a food dish to pass a gift. Which I really do!
We cruised over to the West side of Michigan to our friend's cottage in Castle Park
Castle Park is literally like being in the movie of Dirty Dancing.
It's the kind of place where the cottages are inherited, fantastic views of Lake Michigan, private beaches, the terrain is hilly, woody and fairy tale like with secret trails, and an amphitheater from the 1800's. There IS a Castle, and at night it's a bar with free beer and wine (eh ya...free) and their own private ice cream parlor, tennis courts, dancing with music by sunset on a bluff is just some of the summer Michigan magic.
Castle Park used to be the largest Horse show in MI back in the day...hence the magic there
Here was our view for 4 days
It's amazing how many people don't realize that Lake Michigan actually looks like an ocean.
Oh, and the neighbor's fantastic display of fireworks
Michigan has some spectator seasons and when you get to play by the Lake, major relief from the HOT sun
And back to the angel face
Living the life of relaxtion
He was recasted this time with Equicast, by my trimmer, the morning of the 4th
We both felt the resin in the Orthotape was a bit too unforgiving, not enough flexation.
For Laz's hoof, being his hoof wall is impaired it may have jammed in there causing worse pain and actually pulling it apart. So glad I took if off in under 24 hours
He's back to walking/trotting/cantering on his own
He is still on vacay for a bit. I just want to give him time, although a bareback ride soon will not hurt him
Toe stabbing below.
My hopes are when we get this hoof right (when will it happen!??!) everything else will get a chance for rebalance
See how odd he walks on his club too (RF)...I make myself crazy with all of this but then I just need to remember, he's happy and alive and moving.
This shot was mid turning as well
Ah the simple pleasures of being a loved OTTB