Y Ceffyl Du http://ceffyl.net/wordpress Tales of a Mischievious Horse Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:38:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/cropped-cropped-3mares-32x32.png Y Ceffyl Du http://ceffyl.net/wordpress 32 32 Long, slow summer of the Mares http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/long-slow-summer-mares/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/long-slow-summer-mares/#respond Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:39:56 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4181 It’s been a long, slow summer. For the past few weeks, I’ve felt like I was holding my breath waiting for Kasane to reinjure herself. She hasn’t. But she might try, like the times she put her back feet through the stall wall and almost needed stitches. (She demolished that …

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Lack of posts and injury worries http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/lack-of-posts/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/lack-of-posts/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 14:44:45 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4174 Let’s say that you have a pool of energy to draw from to complete all of your daily tasks. Having a certain level of stress or worry is like having a small leak in that bucket so some things — like writing more blog posts — don’t happen as often. …

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Proximal Suspensory Injury for Kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/proximal-suspensory-injury-kasane/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/proximal-suspensory-injury-kasane/#respond Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:14:11 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4148 For the past few months, I couldn’t bring myself to post here about Kasane. Her injury on her front right leg is serious and more complicated than we originally thought. It wasn’t just her front right fetlock that had arthritis, there were other things going on that had been highlighted …

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Meet VCL Breeahva http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/meet-vcl-breeahva/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/meet-vcl-breeahva/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:16:06 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4150 The weekend of March 20th, Mom and I went up to see her stallion, Cedars Mojave, in Culpepper, Virginia, and then drove up to see one of his fillies, VCL Breeahva (aka Breezy). Breezy was a hoot. She’s a late baby, so even though by the Arabian Registry standards she …

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Kasane 1, Stall Wall 0 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/kasane-1-stall-wall-0/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/kasane-1-stall-wall-0/#respond Sun, 16 Apr 2017 03:36:07 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4154 Just as I walked into the barn today, Kasane managed to get cast against the stall wall. Seriously cast—as in, she couldn’t push herself away from the wall to get up. She was on her left side against the stall wall partition with her front legs tucked underneath her. She …

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Cat Battles http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/basette/cat-battles/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/basette/cat-battles/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 03:52:51 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4159 It’s funny how much you miss cats purring in the morning until you don’t have both of them in the room with you. Brie Brie, my Maine Coon cross kitty, was downstairs staring out the sliding glass doors when the neighbor’s cat walked up and sat about a foot from …

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Help Grainne have life-saving treatment http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/general/help-grainne-life-saving-treatment/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/general/help-grainne-life-saving-treatment/#respond Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:33:00 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4130 My friend Saigh has had a miserable 18 months, including the death of her beloved dog. And now another one of her furr-babies is sick. Her husband has a broken leg and wont’ be able to return to work for months. If you have time, will you consider donating or …

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Joint injection worked for Kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/joint-injection-worked-kasane/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/joint-injection-worked-kasane/#respond Sat, 24 Dec 2016 02:44:20 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4117 When Kasane was at the vet hospital earlier this month, the diagnostic tests indicated that she had issues in her front right fetlock, sacroiliac (SI) joint in her back, front left foot, and one of her hocks. The vet said to wait two weeks and then check her for soundness. …

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Sick mare, of course http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/sick-mare-course/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/sick-mare-course/#respond Mon, 19 Dec 2016 21:05:19 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4113 What happens whenever you go to the hospital? You come home with a cold. It appears that Kasane may have done just that. On Saturday, I found a great wad of yellow snot on the wall of Kasane’s stall. She hadn’t been in the stall that long, so I thought …

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Test results for Kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/test-results-kasane/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/test-results-kasane/#respond Sun, 11 Dec 2016 20:53:45 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4111 The bone scan showed that Kasane has issues in her front right fetlock, ilial sacral joint, back left hock, and in her neck. The vet did some additional tests by repeating two of the nerve blocks. The low four-point nerve block (which blocks the fetlock joint) almost completely resolved her …

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Radioactive mare http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/radioactive-mare/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/radioactive-mare/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:52:19 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4099 The vet called me this morning from the vet school with an update on Kasane. She is doing well and has been getting the radioactive substance via IV. Everyone loves her because she is so well behaved and sweet. Proud of my girl. I went to the vet school to …

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Bone scan for Kasane http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/bone-scan-kasane/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/bone-scan-kasane/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:24 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4089 It’s been almost six weeks and Kasane is still lame. My regular vet referred Kasane to the local vet school for additional diagnostics, including a possible bone scan. The vet exam today showed that Kasane is lame on her front right (moderate, 3/5) and her back right (mild, 1/5). The …

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Playlist for writing http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/technical-fiction-poetry-fan-fiction/playlist-for-writing/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/technical-fiction-poetry-fan-fiction/playlist-for-writing/#respond Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:32:26 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4082 I have a playlist that I use when I’m writing horse-related stories. There are two I’m working on currently, one short story and a novel-length, tentatively entitled The Lady in the Tree. The playlist corresponds approximately to events and characters in the novel and shows their progression through the story. …

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Lameness check, part 3 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/lameness-check-part-3/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/lameness-check-part-3/#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:07:41 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4103 Kasane is still lame, even after the chiropractic adjustment. She is moving much better on her hind quarters, but she still is off on her front right (indicated by a head-bob when she trots). During the initial lameness exam, the vet found an issue with the front right as well …

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Post-chiropractor lameness check http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/post-chiropractor-lameness-check/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/post-chiropractor-lameness-check/#respond Mon, 28 Nov 2016 03:41:25 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4086 The chiropractor said to check Kasane’s lameness on her front right leg a week after her adjustment on November 15th. I have very carefully had Kasane on rest: no riding, no rambunctious mornings. She’s been very good about it. We didn’t have a small paddock to turn her out in …

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