We did some ground work again last night. That is the great thing about this time of year -- the days are longer and we actually have some daylight left after I get home from work. I really wanted to go bareback again, but it was warm and windy, and Divna was really fired up, so I thought I would be safer with a saddle. John made some good progress with Zora -- someday she may learn to slow down a bit. Divna did well.....I worked on having her stay on the rail and circle thru cones we have set up in the pasture. I also tried to work on maintaining a consistent speed level, mostly at a trot. We need to work more on that. But John and I decided that we may switch horses at our next ground work "horse school" session. I haven't ridden Zora in ages -- ever since I had to bail out on her. I had trouble walking for a week after that one. But since she has been ridden more lately I think I just may give it a try.
Then this morning I noticed Simo's paw (the cat) was all swollen up again. He got into a fight a couple of weeks or so ago, and this blasted abscess just won't go away. I soak him in the Epsom salts with Betadine twice a day for a while, it goes down and I think it is over. Then after a couple of days it puffs back up again. This is the 3rd go around with this particular injury. I think I am just not soaking long enough -- after it goes down I need to keep up the treatment for a few more days. Oh well, always the animal nurse!!