Happy Horsing to you all. I realize that I've not kept up the blogging like I first intended to, but I'm going to try to do better in that area. That's a goal for me to work for in the coming months.
Well, here it is the middle, well.....almost the end, of April. I just can't believe how fast time is flying by. As I look back over my previous blogs, I can't believe how many of them are centered around the weather. At first I began to think I might be obsessed about it, but then I realized........I am obsessed about it. hehehe You see, when your life is centered around a horse world, the weather is a big deal. Not enough rain, no grass. Too much rain, bugs ! Too cold, throwing hay. Too hot........well, just too hot. hehehe So, I don't mind keeping an eye on the sky, and the weather channel. It keeps me better able to handle horsey stuff.
Now, moving right along. I'm going to try to take a different path today. I've been dealing with some age related issues, and so has Majik. So, I need some feedback from all of my horsey friends. My thoughts are about retirement. Oh, not me ! But more of "horse retirement". What do you guys think of when you think of a horse being too old ? What are your thoughts on horse retirement ? As a lot of you know, Majik will be 25 years old next month, and he too has had some age related issues over the last couple of years. Last year he lost a good bit of weight over the winter, and choked in the spring. It took most of the summer and fall to get him back in shape. This spring, we had a really close call with some early signs of laminitis. (by the way, he was not happy with the muzzle). I'm just needing some of you guys to chime in on some things that you would consider when deciding whether to "retire" your horse to being a big, happy pasture ornament, and how long I might expect to be able to continue riding "The Best Horse in the World", aka: Majik. (hehehe)
I suppose I'll be checking in to see if anyone sends me their thoughts, and we'll go from there. If not, just keep on keepin' on. Till next time......................