|Society6 (not Ryon)|
His coat has gotten so soft. I’ve been spraying it with Microtek which is supposed to be an anti-microbial that will also medicate dry skin and apparently it’s working. We’re getting cooler nights but not cold enough to blanket the horses again, especially when we creep up into the 90s during the day. I had his winter blanket professionally laundered this past spring so it’s now bird poop-less. You’re welcome Ryon.
We are getting into better trail riding weather. I took him out one weekend and we ran into an Oktoberfest celebration, complete with live band and hordes of stroller moms. He does great on the trails, except when we’re galloping with others. Then he pretends that he’s a Formula One race car and finishing FIRST is of the utmost importance. I’d love to put this boy on a track to see what he can really do. This past weekend we were both eaten alive by mosquitoes (in October, it’s a travesty), so we may need to wait a few more weeks until those stop pestering us.
I’m really glad that he’s healthy, and we’re coming up on a year since his joint procedure. The bone chips in his ankles are extremely visible but don’t seem to be causing him any discomfort. Hopefully the cold weather doesn’t bring on any additional stiffness, but as with Ryon every year, nothing is ever the same as the year before.