I haven't been writing because I have been at the barn everyday, morning till night soaking Echo's left front hoof. He had an abscess and the vet couldn't get to it so we were trying to draw out the infection with heat and epson salts. The last two days I gooped it up with Ichthammol, a drawing salve, and wrapped it with vet wrap and duct tape! Well, today he is walking and running on it just fine. I never saw it drain but it must have!!
The Upheaval Part
We found a private barn that we are moving to with two of our good friends. It will be a positive move for the horses. The barn is small, just 7-8 stalls and we are filling 5 of them and the woman that has the barn has 3 horses. (Two little ones.)
The stalls are all much bigger than they are in now and the floors are matted on limestone and very flat.
It has a nice arena, a little narrower than where we are at now but longer. Everything is very well lit which will be nice.
Here's the biggest reason. The horses will have giant grass pastures with trees for shade!!!!
We move the middle of August. Moving horses, if you don't trailer all the time, is a big deal and nerve wracking. At least it is for me! That's why we are working on Echo's trailer loading! He's the one I'm worried about. The other's have trailered much more often.
I feel like I'm getting a stress ulcer!!