Monday, June 24, 2013

Thank you!

As usual, I'm a day late and a dollar short but THANK YOU so much to Kate and Niamh for nominating me for the Leibster Award!  Kate's blog is literally the first blog I ever read - pretty sure I didn't even know what a blog was until I started reading about her adventures with Dually.  And Niamh was one of my very first followers and I'm so happy that she not only had what seems to have been a pretty spectacular wedding but also has a red pony of her very own.  Thanks very much ladies!  I'm drafting up my response and promise to have it up later this week.

Not much has been going on in Charlie-land.  The farm owners have been away in Europe (pretty sure I've mentioned this before but they're originally from Belgium) and they left right as Sadie (their horse) developed a massive, and I mean MASSIVE, abscess on her face.  Since they were away, I had to take care of her which meant not much time left over for riding.  The thing finally popped and it was disgusting!  She's been a real trooper about it and has been really easy to take care of - just time consuming.  It's been hot anyway and everyone knows how much I loooovvve the heat. :/

Things should sort of be back on track now as the farm owners are back and Sadie's wound looks much better.  I did ride twice last week and one time Charlie decided to start the ride solo and took off right as I was about to put the bridle on.  He was running around with my precious saddle on and all I could think to do was take a picture.  Hmmmm...  I finally came to my senses and ran up to close the gate before he could run out in the cul-de-sac.  He actually never even came close to leaving the property and spent the majority of his freedom staring at me as I ran up the relatively long driveway in my boots and helmet to shut the gate all while holding his bridle.  He can be such a punk sometimes!

The punk in's tough to be mad when he's so stinking cute!

If you have a weak stomach, stop reading here - I've included some pics of Sadie's lovely abscess...

The start - this doesn't do it justice.  It was at least grapefruit sized if not cantaloupe...

It's blurry because she wouldn't hold still but it finally popped...

It's fully popped here and let me tell you, it smelled awful!  Poor thing - it oozed junk every time she ate something...

And finally when the dead skin came off.  Yucky!!!!!

It looks much better now but I forgot to take a picture today.


  1. Ewwwwwwwwww... Yes we need an after pic please!!

    Charlie looks so guilty!!!

    Hope you can get some good rides in!

  2. Thats nasty... How does something like that happen? Poor mare.

  3. Omg that abscess is AWFUL!!! I can practically smell it from here...BLECH!

  4. I forgot to tell everyone I tagged, but I tagged you for Liebster also. :)

  5. All I can say is that I'm thankful they have yet to invent smell-o-vision.

  6. The guilty head up on charlie - he is such a poppet!
    Poor Sadie that looks nasty, glad to hear that she is feeling better now though & on the road to recovery.
    That's cool about your yard owners originally being from Belgium, I currently live in the neighbouring teeny-tiny country of Luxembourg. I went to primary school in french speaking Belgium & love it there!

  7. Omg!!! That is one nasty abscess.

  8. Holy crap! That is terrifyingly disgusting!!