|Can you believe it?!|
When I got there around 9:30p Charlie was up on his feet, which was good, looking tired but generally ok. He came right over for a face massage, his favorite, and I noticed all of his hay was gone (also good). Since he didn't seem warm and he'd pooped and peed I offered him some grain and he eagerly gobbled it up. I gave him the rest and waited around for awhile, just to make sure he seemed ok, but he appeared to be acting normal again. Since then there don't seem to be any lingering effects, but eeek. I did free lunge him in the outdoor ring for awhile that morning and then I got on, pretty much just to cool him down, but I think I'll hold off on doing any of that next time in case it is why he was so wiped.
Also this week I finally did winter blanket laundry. We've had a stretch of several warm sunny days so I got out the hose and scrub brush and set to work. The blankets still smell like horse, and my arms hurt from scrubbing, but at least the majority of the stains, dirt and hair are gone. Phew!
|(Mostly) clean blankets on my makeshift drying rack|