Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Has anyone seen my tail flap?

Horse blanket missing its tail flap

Monday afternoon I blanketed Panama and Rondo before heading over to the stock show to see the Grand Prix jumping show.  It was supposed to snow a bit and it was going to be very cold overnight, and I didn't want to wait until after I got back from the show to blanket.

As it turned out, though, I decided to stop by and check on Panama after the show — his blanket had a rip in it that I hadn't fixed yet, and I wanted to make sure it hadn't gotten wet inside.

The blanket was dry and he was warm, but he had clearly been roughhousing, because he had torn open a large rip I'd just repaired, and had lost his tail flap (which Velcros on).  I walked the corral by the light of my headlights but wasn't able to find it, so he had to spend a cold night with a little more air circulation than normal.

I did find the tail flap Tuesday morning when I came out to ride.  It needed the Velcro to be reattached in one place, and had been stamped into the poop and mud a bit, but was otherwise none the worse for wear.

I've been quite busy lately — Emma, our dog with pneumonia, took a turn for the worse over the weekend, and I've had a lot else going on, too.  I have a few other updates to blog about, though, not to mention an awesome jumping show to write about, which I will do as soon as I find the time!

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