The Verdict is In

The vet came early on Saturday morning. We drugged miss looney and he palpated and ultrasounded her ovaries. She had a CH on the left ovary but no cysts or tumors. He said she had just finishing cycling which makes sense. He didn’t see any issue with the hindgut/cecum, not even excess gas to make her uncomfortable. He thought this would be her last cycle before winter as he could already feel the change in her uterus. He said we could do two weeks of Regumate if I want but it may not make much difference at the end of the season like this. It would be about $100. In good new I guess, he said she has great repro goods so yay for that? But no explanation of the behavior based on physical pain.

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So his verdict is that her behavior was her cycling which compounded her being upset that her favorite farm buddy hasn’t returned. He basically said it may be that she needs to live on Regumate in the future to make her manageable. And I get that but I’m still baffled by how this horse is not my horse. I normally drone on about how easy and fun she is. This is so frustrating!

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We did use her in our engagement photos at the barn yesterday. Except for breaking the crossties and her breakaway halter before the photographer arrived, she pretended she had a brain for the most part. At least she didn’t act like a looney with the bridle, although as soon as I turned her back out after less than half an hour, she galloped away madly calling for her pasture mates who were just over the hill.

Really-Animated-GIFI don’t see us going to the horse show this Saturday. Even though it’s just a fun show, I can already see it being one giant fight and I really don’t want that for her first outing. I can’t set her up for failure and expect it to be a positive experience. This week will be about trying to tap into wherever her brain has gone and going back to work I know she was confident with: in hand, lunging, long lining. Hopefully she remembers that, oh yeah, this lady isn’t evil and I am actually a sweet horse.

But in good news, yay engagement photos! We should get them in 2-3 weeks and I’ll share them then. What we saw on her camera looked amazing and I’m out of my skin with excitement to see them all.

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3 thoughts on “The Verdict is In

  1. Bakersfield Dressage says:

    Having been down the road of Looney Tunes, I feel your pain. When things got beyond tolerable with Sydney (my OTTB), I realized that I needed to make sure he knew who was driving the car, leading the parade, and paying for his groceries. We did a TON of ground work. I ground-drove him, lunged him, and natural horsemanshipped him to get his respect from the ground.

    This isn’t the solution to every Looney Tunes horse, but it can never hurt to go back to ground work, especially if you feel confident in doing it. Best of luck to you (and congratulations). :0)

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