Didn’t have my lesson today because Dandy took GREAT offense to my trying to curry the mud off his belly. My poor boy was in so much pain that he sat back and broke the cross ties. Ugh. I’ve always figured he had ulcers thanks to being a racehorse, a five day cross country trip out here, and his general disposition to worry about everything. Only, I’m poor and can’t afford to scope him so I did my best to make him comfortable. Currently he’s on Smart Gut Ultra or whatever it is and I’m now adding aloe vera juice at the suggestion of Kristen.
So today we just went for a nice long walk around the property. No surprise Dandy thought that was much preferable to having to do dressage. Poor baby! I feel so bad that he’s in so much pain. I’m hopeful that the omeprazole that I’ve ordered will do the trick and clear up the ulcers so we can go back to having a happy pony.