Horses always have to be dramatic in some way.
Valiosa managed to get extremely allergic to the oak mites at Dorado Andaluz. Multiple bites below her udder caused a large swelling around the bellybutton area.
Sweet itch overload! In a big, painful, swollen way.
Crusty, oozing, itchy. Despite cleaning and applying Swat, a small abscess formed. (Eek, better not be pigeon fever!!!) It was much better after stalling for 24 hrs, but she’ll be coming home a couple of days early to make sure she doesn’t get eaten alive.
On my way to pick her up this morning…
Here’s from yesterday’s day of training in Somerset.
Alexis trains off site too. I came along Mystic Oak Ranch in Plymouth. Here is Michelle Dodge’s Cormac.
He’s a young, green, Warmblood-Friesian cross. So handsome! Michelle’s dog – so super excited to see us.
On to the next place, to this young warmblood gelding who is also just starting up.
Back at the barn in Somerset, Valiosa was less relaxed and malleable. Hanging it out here with no modesty.
That’s her and I, (b)racing around. She was full of her self from having to stay in the barn overnight.
We left the dressage court once. Promised some ridden pictures, so, here they are… Hayley, another groom with Alexis was very sweet and snapped these.
Her journey as a ridden horse has started. Wish us luck at home, with steering, and no oozing belly buttons!