Today was a plan “B” kind of day. Jess is in the last stages of a running cold, so instead of going to work, she tagged along with me. Our first stop was the market (don’t worry, we didn’t leave germs, didn’t use a cart). We found everything quickly, but while we were shopping, Jess started to walk funny. She has her own way of walking, yet this was different. If she were a horse, I’d say she was lame in her right front. When we got back to the truck, she took off her boot. Sure enough, there was something in it, a pair of socks! I guess it didn’t bother her at first because her one foot is a size smaller due to an orthodic she’d worn when younger ( It didn’t allow her foot to grow normally. By the time I realized this, it was too late, the damage had been done). If the socks had been in the other boot, she wouldn’t have been able to walk at all. Problem solved. Next stop, the barn.
Due to melted snow, it was muddy by the pasture gate. Jess played it safe and waited by the truck. As we all walked back to the barn, George would flick an ear back and forth, his way of keeping an eye on her. The even clip-clop tempo encouraged Jess to dance around him and he didn’t seem to mind. There’s something comforting at the sound of a horse’s shoes on pavement. His company was enough of a distraction to stop her from thinking about her runny nose. It’s been awhile since she’d been able to go to the farm and she enjoyed the change of pace. [Read more…] about Plan “B”