Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th!

Today is a happy day for me. Friday, I took Tanna to the vet for a follow up for his EPM. It was 30 days since his last Marquis treatment. After the exam, Dr. Matt said if this was a prepurchase exam, he wouldn't see any reason not to buy the horse. Yay! Dr. Jess (his main treatment vet during the colitis episode) was also on hand to give her opinion, which was very favorable, as well. Tanna was cleared for riding! Yay!

So Friday afternoon, we took a 45 minute mostly walking ride. Tanna felt great! He wanted to trot and even canter, but I kept the trotting short and refused to let him canter yet under saddle. I want to give him some conditioning time first.

On another note, I decided to return the untrained 8 year old and sent him back to his former owner. Fortunately, she was able to take him back and we dropped him off there last Wednesday.

Today will be fun as I have my nieces (5 and 7) coming this morning to ride Serts and I get to ride Tanna, too! Tanna is sporting casts on his front feet instead of easy boots as his shoes were pulled last month due to not knowing if he'd be rideable any time soon. He'll get shoes back on later this month when Tony comes out again.

Have a happy, safe 4th!