In which the sun shines, and a big decision is made for Miss Fiddle
|A variation on the standard "Ears at the Bottom" photo|
|Riding on Thursdays : one of the highlights of my week|
|"Look Ma! No Gortex!"|
|Parked outside our favorite lunch spot after riding.|
Note that Dory's truck is pulling a "ghost trailer"!
|This loose hair came from just her leg. Her belly is even floofier!|
|I brush this horse every day in Spring, sometimes twice. |
Hair waffles EVERYWHERE!
|Duana and Hana on the trail after our lesson|
But Spring brings something else, in addition to blue skies and hair waffles:
|The Dragon shows her stuff. Photo by Lori Hudson.|
Biggify the picture to really appreciate the fury of a hormonal mare.
It's finally time to make this choice: she's going to get spayed.
The operation is not cheap (between $2000 and $3000 depending upon how she responds to things like the sedatives--if there are complications, the cost will be at the high end of the scale) but it's not going to get cheaper. With the price of fuel rising steadily, it's a good time to stay home from a few rides and get this done.
|This photo was taken last fall, when hormone levels were more level|
Her surgery is scheduled for April 26th, and of course I'll be blogging about the whole process.
It's good, you know. It's really quite good.