Y Ceffyl Du http://ceffyl.net/wordpress Tales of a Mischievious Horse Mon, 06 Aug 2018 05:22:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/cropped-cropped-3mares-32x32.png Y Ceffyl Du http://ceffyl.net/wordpress 32 32 SystemUpdates by Zzte on Axon 7 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/geekitude/systemupdates-by-zzte-on-axon-7/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/geekitude/systemupdates-by-zzte-on-axon-7/#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 03:07:52 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4244 My secondary phone line (used for work) is on a ZTE Axon 7 running Android 7.1.1. A little while ago, I found an app that was running called SystemUpdates by Zzte. The app can not be uninstalled nor easily disabled. (You can use Settings > Apps > Show system apps > System Updates > disable, …

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Canter departs http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/canter-departs/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/canter-departs/#respond Wed, 25 Jul 2018 19:06:37 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4241 Thirteen years ago, my horse somersaulted and landed on me when we were cantering during a riding lesson. I don’t remember what happened exactly. We were canter down the long side at the end of the lesson and she felt magnificent: strong impulsion, light in my hands, and then something. The world spun and I …

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Panic at the Disco http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/general/panic-at-the-disco/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/general/panic-at-the-disco/#respond Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:15:28 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4231 One of my friends on Facebook posted asking for people to make recommendations for summer listening. One of the responses was for Panic! At the Disco’s Pray. The video is awesome. Related Images: [See image gallery at ceffyl.net]

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Kasane post-rehab http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/kasane-post-rehab/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/kasane-post-rehab/#respond Mon, 26 Mar 2018 03:01:50 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4213 Kasane’s slow rehabilitation from her suspensory ligament injury made last year feel longer than almost any other year. Doing the rehab itself wasn’t hard. It just took dedicated time every week. No excuses (well, except for weather — can’t do much walking or riding in the rain without a covered arena). The hardest part was …

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Returning to writing and riding http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/returning-to-writing-and-riding/ http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/returning-to-writing-and-riding/#respond Mon, 26 Feb 2018 04:48:44 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4217 I finally feel like I have enough energy to start writing and riding for fun again. Kasane’s rehab took the majority of my energy last year. On top of that, things at my old position became…less than optimal. While I enjoyed everyone I worked with, the last reorganization ended up in my position changing from …

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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 wall when she rolled in …

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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. Kasane’s treatment for her proximal …

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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 in the bone scan done …

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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 is counted as a two …

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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 kicked out with her back …

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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 the door. Brie Brie didn’t …

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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 sharing? Related Images: [See image …

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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. That check was today and …

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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 maybe someone else had used …

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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 lameness issue. Some lameness was …

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