Friday, June 29, 2012

A little out and about adventure...

Camryn here:
     Today I had a little adventure, our neighbor horses have been going out to another barn doing fun things and we wanted to go sometime too.  The barn requires a Coggins test, Cameron the TWH needed his done too. 
     Instead of the Vet coming we decided to go to the Vets.  It's way hot here, so Anna called ahead asking if they thought we should reschedule.  The Vet said that we'd be OK cause Anna has lotsa windows in her trailer.  So I got hosed off to cool down, fly sprayed real good, then Mom n me headed back thru the woods to the boarding barn to meet Cameron. 
     As we were walking back to the trailer Anna was talking bout how good Cameron has been loading as he used to bolt back to the barn as they approached the trailer.  Of course you can guess what Cameron did right?  He bolted back to the barn, I thought about it for a minute but Mom circled me and I settled.  Then the other horses started yelling and I thought about it again. Danette had already caught Cameron, so Anna and Mom decided to put me in the round pen for a moment just in case I thought about bolting again and did it.  Funny thing is that while Anna fumbled to open what she thought as the round pen door, Danette yelled "the doors open".  DUH humans, neither of our Mom's realized it was open !
     So, Anna got Cameron and some treats, I came outa the round pen and we just grazed our way happily to the trailer.  Cameron loaded right up. 
     My turn, it's a slant and I'd never done a slant, AND Anna's trailer ties are bungee's!  Cameron and I don't know each other that good, and he was craning his neck round to try to sniff me up.  Sooo, I did what any good pushy Haflinger would do.  I simply turned and walked outta the trailer taking Mom with me and stepping on her foot.  Sooooo, Mom loaded me again and got me hooked up this time.  But, being a slant it has no proper butt bar, Anna has a strap she hooks across.  Her horses are both over 16 hh, so the height of the strap works for her boys.  Not for me hee hee, I backed out right under, so my butt was out, my head still bungee'd.  Mom does not like bungee's at all and could envision it snapping off and hurting me.  Anna pushed, Mom pulled, I got right back on and I stayed put as Mom jumped out quick like, and Anna shut the doors quick like.  Crisis averted!
We get the the Vets, three techs come out.  Only two for us actually, Mom is friends with one Tech so she came out to visit.  I unloaded, one Tech took my info while I happily grazed, she told Mom she'd need my head up.  Mom laughed and said "well that's not gonna happen in the grass" and walked me onto the gravel.  Mom tucked my head up on her shoulder and it was done just like that.  Cameron never even got off the trailer they just did his test right there!  I loaded up for the trip home just fine, we trailered back to the boarding barn.  Cameron went in his room for lunch, Mom and me walked home thru the woods. 
    Keep fingers crossed that the Techs don't fumble the paperwork with our similar names!  I'd hate to be labled a black/TWH/gelding and I'm sure Cameron wouldn't be pleased being a chestnut/Haflinger/mare!
   Both our Moms are  happy cause Cameron and me did good traveling together and walking back to the barn together.  We've ridden together but, on large groups so this was the first time we've been one on one with each othr. So, now I have another friend besides Jesse I can travel with.  Mom won't use my trailer on hot days as the ventilation sucks real bad and she doesn't want me baked like a chicken or somethin. So next time they have a fun day at that other barn, me n Cameron can travel together. 
     Plus, Dad has decided he wants to travel with just him and Mom for long weekends sometimes.  So if Danette can't horse sit for me, my Coggins test means I can go and get babysitted at another barn.  Mom is planning to check around for one were I can get the turnout n stuff I'm used too.
So that's my little adventure and wasn't it nice that it didn't involve kittens, flowers or dogs?  Course no pix but, Mom kinda had her hands full and I haven't learned how to use the camera yet.
Later

8 comments:

  1. What's a coggins test for?

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    1. Its a blood draw test that test for equine infectious anemia (kinda like HIV for humans). It is not really around anymore, but when boarding a horse or traveling with on, especially to other states, many places require a negative test.

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  2. Glad you got your Coggins! If you are really up for an adventure, come over to the west-ish side of Ohio for one of our shows :) Lots and lots of Haffies to play with! And I hear the grass over there is quite good.

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    1. That'd be a long, long, long drive. And mom promised Dad no horse shows. The fun games he'll be OK with though. Thanks for answering Zoe's question for me :)

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    2. Boo. I am not sure why they call it west Ohio. Looking at it on a map, it is actually east of the center of Ohio. Too bad about the promise to Dad.
      But you have a lot going on where you are at, with all your horsey friends!

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    3. Well, the story behind not doin horse shows is cause Mom showed dogs for over 10 years. Mom's not unhappy with her promise at all.

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  3. It sounds like quite an adventure. I liked the part about your leaving the trailer, stepping on mom and I suspect dragging her a bit. That is so typically 'Haffie'!! I agree with your mom about the bungee trailer ties. I had one and Doc backed out while tied. He kept going. I was so worried, but finally managed to release the emergency snap. The cord was never used again!!

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    1. I didn't drag her to far, really I didn't!!! Just to the grass while she found her glasses that got knocked off!

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