Y Ceffyl Du http://ceffyl.net/wordpress Tales of a Mischievious Horse Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:51:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/cropped-cropped-3mares-32x32.png Y Ceffyl Du http://ceffyl.net/wordpress 32 32 Wonkiness when riding http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/wonkiness-when-riding/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wonkiness-when-riding http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/wonkiness-when-riding/#respond Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:37:20 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4480 I am a reasonable rider. I have a good seat and most of the things that Breezy does when she is um… “asserting” her opinion I don’t have any trouble staying on. What got me was when she started getting nervous or jittery in the ring a few weeks ago. […]

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Introducting Andromeda http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/introducting-andromeda/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=introducting-andromeda http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/introducting-andromeda/#respond Tue, 10 Mar 2020 03:11:30 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4478 Andromeda arrived from Texas today after a long ride with Blue Ribbon Horse Transportation. She was a brave girl and walked down the ramp from her box stall and into her new paddock. She settled in and said hello to all of her neighbors. This will be a new adventure […]

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Migraine today, thank you weather http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/migraine-today-thank-you-weather/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=migraine-today-thank-you-weather http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/migraine-today-thank-you-weather/#respond Sat, 01 Feb 2020 03:22:09 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4471 I managed to work through a sinus headache today because, at the time, it wasn’t interfering with my reading. Until the weather front really got here and now it’s like a pounding headache that hurts whether my eyes are open or closed, whether I look at a computer screen or […]

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Reclaiming space http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/reclaiming-space/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=reclaiming-space http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/reclaiming-space/#respond Fri, 31 Jan 2020 05:46:39 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4468 My friend and I are supposed to have riding lessons on Saturday. It’s supposed to rain Friday night and part of Saturday morning, so there is a chance things will be too wet to ride. Before my ride, my friend suggested maybe we could haul our horses to my instructor’s […]

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Riding through grief http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/riding-through-grief/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=riding-through-grief http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/riding-through-grief/#respond Sat, 25 Jan 2020 03:55:53 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4466 Grief does weird things to your head. It makes you feel fragile, as if any little thing might make you react in a way that might not be appropriate to the situation. That first week after Kasane died, I visited with Breezy a lot. Mostly just stood out in her […]

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RIP Cedars Kasane, 6 June 2006 to 10 Jan 2020 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/rip-cedars-kasane-6-june-2006-to-10-jan-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rip-cedars-kasane-6-june-2006-to-10-jan-2020 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/rip-cedars-kasane-6-june-2006-to-10-jan-2020/#respond Sat, 11 Jan 2020 03:51:26 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4461 I can’t believe that she is gone. Kasane came up with what we thought was mild colic this morning. The barn owners called me about 8:45 AM. I called the vet, let my office know I wouldn’t be around today, and headed out to the barn. By the time I […]

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Breezy’s ride on 30 Dec 2019 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/breezys-ride-on-30-dec-2019/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=breezys-ride-on-30-dec-2019 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/breezys-ride-on-30-dec-2019/#respond Tue, 31 Dec 2019 05:42:41 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4458 My riding instructor has been riding Breezy once or twice a week since Kasane isn’t ready for lessons yet. We opted to put Kasane’s lesson and ride times towards Breezy. These rides have been a tremendous help for Breezy. She’s learning how to canter with someone who has far more […]

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Goopy, gunky nose on Kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/goopy-gunky-nose-on-kasane/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=goopy-gunky-nose-on-kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/goopy-gunky-nose-on-kasane/#respond Sun, 08 Dec 2019 05:27:58 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4450 Today, when I went to the barn I noticed that she had a serious runny nose. No cough, no fever, nothing that would indicate an infection like yellow, smelly discharge. Acting normal, except for the amount of green goo oozing from her nose all over her hay pile. There were […]

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Kasane approved for rehab riding http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/kasane-approved-for-rehab-riding/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kasane-approved-for-rehab-riding http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/kasane-approved-for-rehab-riding/#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 04:09:03 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4447 Kasane’s lameness from her shoulder injury is almost completely gone. She is moving so much better. You can still see a little bit of an off movement on her front right but only barely. It’s hard to tell if that is her shoulder or if it is a lef over […]

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Happy Halloween from Breezy and Kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/happy-halloween-from-breezy-and-kasane/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=happy-halloween-from-breezy-and-kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/happy-halloween-from-breezy-and-kasane/#respond Sun, 27 Oct 2019 05:54:19 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4387 I bought a unicorn headband and a sparkly witch hat not for me, but for my girls. They were both very good for their photo shoots. Happy Halloween from Breezy and Kasane. Related Images: [See image gallery at ceffyl.net]

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Update on Kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/update-on-kasane-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=update-on-kasane-2 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/update-on-kasane-2/#respond Sat, 26 Oct 2019 22:00:55 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4403 She is definitely feeling better and is moving around a lot more. She even cantered along the fence when I brought her hay. My friend at the barn helped me take a video of Kasane at the walk and trot. She’s gimpy at the trot, especially when slowing down to […]

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Third vet visit for Kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/third-vet-visit-for-kasane/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=third-vet-visit-for-kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/third-vet-visit-for-kasane/#respond Sun, 13 Oct 2019 01:04:26 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4383 We finally know what is going on with Kasane. My regular vet was out today and used an ultrasound machine on Kasane’s leg. There is a tendon that goes through the point of the shoulder on a horse. The X-rays showed that Kasane did something to damage this area. The […]

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Less gimpy Kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/less-gimpy-kasane/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=less-gimpy-kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/less-gimpy-kasane/#respond Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:53:47 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4379 So it is two days out, and she is looking so much better. I feel incredibly relieved. She’s walking and even trotting out in her field. She’s gimpy but feeling so much better than she was Tuesday night. Still gimpy, dragging the front right a little, but major improvement from […]

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Gimpy Kasane is a good Kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/gimpy-kasane-is-a-good-kasane/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gimpy-kasane-is-a-good-kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/gimpy-kasane-is-a-good-kasane/#respond Thu, 10 Oct 2019 03:44:55 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4375 I barely slept last night. I didn’t want to go to bed because I was too stressed thinking about Kasane’s mystery lameness and possible fracture. The implications of what a fracture means for an animal that lives by having four stable legs. So, first the good news. The barn owner […]

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Kasane has a serious issue http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/kasane-has-a-serious-issue/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kasane-has-a-serious-issue http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/kasane-has-a-serious-issue/#respond Wed, 09 Oct 2019 02:52:24 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4364 It is strange that my last post was about losing a horse because I got a warning about that with Kasane today. About 4:30, the barn owner called and said Kasane wasn’t putting any weight on her front right foot. She was holding it up and not moving forward. She […]

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