From Endurance to Dressage
And What of Speedy?
I am sorry to have been so quiet on the Speedy front lately, but there have been some lameness issues over the past several weeks, and I didn't want to simply whine about it without having an answer. There is a long story to be told, but you will have to wait a few days.
We're headed to the cabin for the weekend, but I promise that Speedy's story will be ready by Monday morning. In the meantime, he's not feeling so well right now as he just got his spring vaccinations. He was looking a wee bit puny on Friday afternoon, but fortunately he didn't seem as sore in the neck as he usually gets. That's probably due to the kindness of Dr. Tolley.
When I mentioned to Dr. Tolley that Speedy tends to have a sore neck after his vaccinations, he tried to spread them out around his body. Speedy got a shot in each side of his hind end as well as one in the neck. While he might be off his feed right now, at least he didn't appear sore in his neck or butt last night.
While I feel sorry for him, I am not worried. He gets puny every spring when we vaccinate. It usually only lasts a day or two and then suddenly, he's right as rain.
It's going to be nearly 90℉ this weekend, so it's probably good that Speedy is going to just be hanging out recovering from his vaccinations. While it's probably not going to be quite that warm where you live, I hope your version of spring is starting to make an appearance.
See you on Monday!
3/14/2015 11:57:55 am
I have one that feels crummy after vaccinations too. We always give some banamine to help with that. I hope Speedy feels better quickly, and you have a great weekend!
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About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
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