Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall in the Rockies

I ordered Smartpak (with a 50% off coupon for the first month) for the first time. It should be here on Tuesday. I ordered the joint supplement with added hoof supplements to see how it helped Ashke. It also has increased levels of Lysine, which I am hoping will help with his muscle development. We will try it for two months and then we will switch to Vet Flex, which is what Diane recommends. The only downer about Smartpak is the fact that the customer service person really tried to upsell me on the product. Well, that and the product Diane recommends is an upsell to what I ordered at less cost. Unfortunately, it is also a powder and I'm not sure how that is going to go over with Ashke. I may need to start bagging stuff again to get the powder mixed in with his strategy (instead of dumped on the bottom of his feeder).

It snowed today. About two inches. That was this morning and now the sun is out. It's supposed to be 62 tomorrow. N and I are going to ride out, just not sure where, and then on Sunday J is going to pull us down to Bear Creek. She and T will take their bikes and the four of us can do lots of riding and playing down there. Oooooooo. So excited.

Michelle does trims on Ashke and Cali today at 4:30. I'm excited to see what she thinks of his feet and to let her know about his patella. It will be interesting to see what she says about both.

I find myself wanting to practice dressage. I like it and J said that watching us ride with Cassandra on Wednesday was enlightening. She thinks we both do better when we have goals. I have put myself to sleep the last two nights by envisioning the energy flow from me through Ashke and back through me. More difficult is learning to ride without grabbing on with my thighs or my legs. That's going to be much more difficult.

I also have a secret. Maybe I will share in a couple of weeks. Just depends.

I know. Such a tease.

1 comment:

  1. i use smartpak for shadow, and i love love it, he is doing very well on it