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3rd-Dec-2008 01:17 pm
DJ - plaited!
Yes, poor DJ, how has he coped with not having to work?  He does have a tough life!

Although to be honest, it is very muddy for him, which he loves, but, he is rapidly running out of grass - Which he hates!  Both Toni and I are keeping it monitored, as I will have to get hay for him soon.  Anyone who says that the weather is the same as last year is wrong ... This will be DJ's 3rd Christmas at Toni's, and the first I have needed to buy hay!

Anyway, I hobbled (and sloshed) out to him ... and hobbled back with him.  By then I had decided it would be silly to ride, so started giving him a bit of a groom, when Toni came out to the stables to see to Junior and Smudge, I told her that I wouldn't ride ... she managed to persuade me that we wouldn't go far, and it would do my old leg injury good (which is true!).

So, I tacked him up and Toni rode Junior and led Smudge and we made our way down to meet Ros and Rosie.

We didn't go far - in fact Ros and Rosie left us about 1/2 way round so that they could have a good ride.

Yes, I did ache by the time I got back - although not as bad as it could have been, as I rode without stirrups, so that I was not weight-bearing on the leg at all, just working the muscles.  All in all good practice to do anyway!

Once back I fed DJ and watched Toni lead Smudge round the yard with her 2 year old granddaughter sitting on him.  She takes after her Nan!!

Then back to the field with DJ - as the sun is out, he will have a lovely day.  It is cold, but he has his long winter coat at present, so is keeping himself warm OK  (Another thing I do keep an eye on him for!)

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Needless to say, as I type this, my leg is killing me!
3rd-Dec-2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear that your leg still hurts after your changing-the-lightbulb incident. Is it just a bruise or did you hurt something else?

If only we had such a hard life as DJ!
3rd-Dec-2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
The centre of the area of the bruise is just below the hip joint, and from a muscle point of view, there is a huge intersection at this area ... muscles of the thigh and the hip all join a fibrous band here ... and that is what I have bruised ... and judging by the way it is still black, the bruise is deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

Yes, poor DJ - I really don't know how he copes with all his hard work!
3rd-Dec-2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry top hear you're still in pain, I hope it goes away soon.

DJ is a nice boy. :)
3rd-Dec-2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks - it was good to be able to ride a bit - so hopefully that will help me to heal again!

Yes, DJ is lovely.
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3rd-Dec-2008 07:58 pm (UTC)

Yes, DJ is almost as badly treated as Jiffy!
3rd-Dec-2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
What happened to your leg? Sounds painful...
3rd-Dec-2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
I fell onto a ledge avoiding Jiffy! I have a bruise that is 8" x 4" ... and as I did it on Friday, it is no mini-bump! Still, it could have been a lot worse!

This way I got the extra exercise of riding without stirrups!
4th-Dec-2008 10:00 am (UTC)
I hope your leg is feeling better soon!

Growing up in a dry area, we always had to buy hay for our horses. I can't imagine not having to do it! haha

Hi Deb!
4th-Dec-2008 10:05 am (UTC)
Hi Teri - where DJ lived we had to get hay as it was poor drainage ... but normally, where Toni lives, I have more of a worry of DJ getting too fat!!

Yes, the leg is still sore, but is healing. However, I have my helper with me!! So may decide it will take years to heal!

Hoping all is well with you.
4th-Dec-2008 10:30 am (UTC)
I am glad that you have kept the EMMH handy for such events! :)

All is well. It has been a very busy past month, but I am hoping to get several updates posted over the next few days and get caught up with everyone. :)
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