The first weekend after I started to get sick with the latest bout of bronchits, it was really beautiful outside. I wanted to ride in the worst way. It seems like it had been such a long time since we rode. But on both Saturday and Sunday, I tried and was just not up to it.
On Saturday I figured since I couldn't ride, I may as well vaccinate The Girls. I know I am late with the spring vaccines -- they should have been done about a month ago -- so I needed to get them taken care of.
As usual Zora was perfect -- stood there like a statue of a horse for all three shots. Divna, on the other hand, was a totally different story. She has always been a bit jumpy about the vaccines, and the wormer for that matter. After all her surgeries for her eye at Purdue she did get some better about it. Then after she lost the eye, I would approach her on her blind side and it was much easier to vaccinate her that way. For some reason this time it did not work. I was on her blind side, and she started jumping all over the place. I was sick and just not up to it, so I decided to save it for another day. Perhaps she was in estrus -- sometimes she will act up then if I try to vaccinate her.
On Sunday I managed to get out to the barn and groom Divna, and that was all I had energy for. So John decided it was a good time to clean up the tack.
So we built a small bonfire, I sat on a lawnchair and watched John clean the saddles and bridles. I had on my riding boots, and he even cleaned the boots for me while I was wearing them! What a guy!! I am not real good at keeping my boots polished....
I took some pictures, but had a complication with my photo software. I am not real good at figuring out the "whole digital camera download to a program upload to other places" routine. It is a long story (and a boring one), so I will spare you the details. What it boils down to is that I uploaded the digital photos to a photoshop software program that evidently is no longer valid or supported. So now my photos are "trapped" in this program. I tried to take a photo of the photos on the computer screen. Here you can barely make out John cleaning the saddles.