Sunday, February 6, 2011
Day 6 and counting...
Ok this video was taken on day 5 I tried to post it on day 6 and had all sorts of problems with the video so it is officially day 7.
I have never had a horse on stall rest let alone a barn full of them. I makes me nervous wondering how long this is going to last. Monday evening the horses were put into their stalls because of the ice storm that was headed our way. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday these storms made their way through so no one put outside for those days. Then the result of all these storms was the ground literally being turned into a huge ice skating rink. EVERYTHING is solid ice! There are places where the ice is 6 inches deep! All I can see is the vet bills and injured horses when I look into the pasture. I would say there would be a good chace someone would end up with a broken leg. It just is not safe.
So here we are day 6 and they are still in thier stalls. Moonlight and Snappy seem little phased by the whole thing but Steady on the other hand. That guy is going bonkers. All of his old track habits that have slowly dicipated since I have owned him are rearing their ugly heads. I really wonder how long he can take it. My horses are used to 10 hours turn out a day minimum. And that is only winter months. They are out 24/7 8-9 months out of the year.
I took this video yesterday on day 5 but I thought you could see what I mean about Steady kinda going bonkers being pent up. I love this guy though. I feel like he is trying to use his body language in any way he can to communicate that it is time to go outside. He is such a brilliant guy. I hate turning around and walking out but I have no other choice at this point. Trust me if there was ANYTHING I could do it would have been done.
I was asked by some friends on fb if I could just hand walk them. That is not an option. It would be just as sensible to take your horse to Rockafeller Square and send him out in the ice skating rink. Now who would be that stupid?? Even if you were leading them I don't think it would have any chance of changing the out come. So here we are day six and going bonkers.