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Yay - We Have Been Out!! 
20th-Oct-2008 11:50 am
DJ - plaited!
This morning DJ walked down his field towards me.  So that was lovely for two reasons -
     a)  He was pleased to see me (or the carrot!)
     b)  He was still sound ... and it's downhill slightly, so great to watch.

So, I brought him in, put his boots on him, and his bridle and off we went!

We only walked to just past where Ros lives, and back.  It was hard to know how much to make him do, but I think I got it correct, as by the time he was walking back across the yard his stride was just off.

It was only about 300yds (each way), but great to see him out - and he was OK about the traffic.  mind you, as I was walking next to him, the traffic all slowed.

So, it was a great start.  I want to start these few times very, very slowly.  Both to re-build his confidence and his strength, but day 1 was lovely.

Yay - he deserved his feed ... and a carrot!!

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On a further note Rosie is better (well, except she has now twisted a shoulder!)  So, whether it was a mild dose of Strangles we will never know, but the swellings have gone down, and her temperature is back to normal.

So, double Yay!
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20th-Oct-2008 11:10 am (UTC)
He is lovely - he is may namesake, as I have known him since he was an hour old. I only started learning to ride when I was in my mid 30s, but enjoy it. There are a few pics of him up - these are the latest lot -


He has been injured - about 3 1/2 weeks since he last left the property, so this is why it is great to be happy that he has walked 500yds!
20th-Oct-2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
Good for DJ. Sounds like you're taking good care of him.

It's funny, reading how you're taking things carefully with DJ, makes me think that Cally should be doing the same with Avon right now in the story. He certainly is being a silly boy at the moment and not realizing he is being one.

Edited at 2008-10-20 12:43 pm (UTC)
20th-Oct-2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, but Avon is a bit like DJ in that you think he is learning and understanding who loves him, and then other things get in his way. Cally's peace will get through to him, I am sure (and yes, I am keeping up to date and loving it!)
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20th-Oct-2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
Yay - it's great news.
20th-Oct-2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to know DJ was ready to enjoy a little stroll and that Rosie is better.:)
20th-Oct-2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks - it is good news all round.
20th-Oct-2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad DJ is doing so much better, as is Rosie!
20th-Oct-2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, good news all round ... well, except for the weather!
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20th-Oct-2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
I think he did enjoy seeing what had changed in his absense! making sure he aproved!

Yes, Great to know Rosie is better from her "virus" ... just catching DJ's complaint of aches and pains now!
20th-Oct-2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
I am so glad to read that things are moving positively forward. :)
21st-Oct-2008 06:54 am (UTC)
It is just so great to have another positive step forward - just waiting to see what today brings ... LOL
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