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Conrad and I do just fine in the heat because we stay in air conditioning. If we walk, it’s in the mornings, usually before 8am, before the pavement heats up. But because I’ve seen some idiots walking their dogs in the afternoons lately — when it is HOT AS F*** HERE — I thought I’d …
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Eli quite obviously has my number. All he has to do is mildly object to something, and my brain goes into overdrive: O MY GAH AM I HURTING MY HORSE IS HE COMFORTABLE DOES HE NEED SOMETHING I DON’T KNOW AHHHHH WHAT’S WRONG ELI HAVE A COOKIE This is how he has like 4 fly …
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If you live under a rock, you may not realize Amazon’s Prime Day is happening across two days and this is day one. I am not sure how many deals are going to appeal me, but I guess I’m going to find out while window shopping online. In the meantime, I have found a handful …
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Patently Bay by Karen M - 6d ago

I resumed walking Eli under saddle last night. He tried a little head toss play initially, but it’s so freaking hot out that merely a lap or two later around the larger of the two arenas, Eli adopted a tamer attitude. Even at 7:30 in the evening, it’s still in the mid-90s here. The good …
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Patently Bay by Karen M - 1w ago

Conrad had a new groomer on Friday. He has mixed feelings about being groomed. He doesn’t like going out to the groom-mobile. But when he comes back in all clean and fresh and smelling a little like chai tea, he can’t stop wagging his tail at the groomer. This groomer trimmed his nails nice and …
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Patently Bay by Karen M - 1w ago

Eli had a vet visit yesterday. We do not get to trot yet, but we can keep walking under saddle and he can keep going out for turn out if he can stay relatively quiet (again, ha). While the injury area showed some inflammation, the tissue was not damaged beyond that. The vet recommended another …
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Happy Independence Day (in advance of tomorrow)! Keep your pets safe. Luckily, Conrad does not care at all about fireworks. He’ll just sleep through all of it. Fireworks are banned in my neighborhood, but that never stops anybody. I am hoping there aren’t too many fireworks near the barn, too. Some of the barn neighbors …
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Patently Bay by Karen M - 2w ago

Where I board Eli, there are 7 whiteboards that the trainers use to relay information to clients. The biggest big board has the boarder lessons and training rides schedule. A few of the other boards have scheduled vet appointments, a list for the farrier, notes about medications and treatments, and show and clinic sign up …
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Managing a horse like Eli on stall rest is challenging. Up until today, if I walked him under saddle, he got some ace (although usually less than the vet suggested because he can be a bit of a lightweight with ace). And after walking, I’d let him out for 20 minutes or so and he …
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Patently Bay by Karen M - 3w ago

Conrad spends a lot of time jogging from scent to scent on our walks. He always looks busy to me. Like he is extremely busy and cannot be interrupted. But sometimes he stops for a second to sniff the air. Of course those are very brief pauses. It’s a good thing his legs are short, …

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