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So I was worried my neddy was under the weather...
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.... until today. Flippin' eck, okay, he'd been in because although it was such a lovely day, his field was so, so wet - got water laying all over the shop. Thought I'd leave it a day and hope it may not be quite so wet tomorrow.

Anyway, last time I rode, which was a good 10 days ago, he seemed a bit 'flat' - the sparkle wasn't there. The girl who rides said the same.

So when the vet came to do his jabs and teeth, I also got them to do a bloodtest to see if maybe he was anaemic again... also got talked into having the blood tested for Cushings (it's a 'special offer!).



Today is the first chance I have had to ride, and I knew it would be a quick one, so hoped for a short but sweet ride. Managed to convince him when I asked him to really walk on rather than amble, I meant it, and he just generally felt a bit better.... trotting across a field where we then sometimes canter and he really wanted to go - talk about strong, but what a good canter - didn't even have to ask!

Coming down the hill he was really forward going (had to slow him down) and then trotted all the way back to the field toward home. Was thinking of having a good trot down there, and finishing off with a good splashy-trot through the huge puddles....



<img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/ohmy.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='oh my' /> well, we set off in a rather brisk trot across the field to get to the side and he just suddenly did a bit of bronc'ing toward the farm track, then off into a really strong canter - decided be best to bring him round on a big big circle then carry on down the field. Oh my, he was like a horsey version of <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/dog_running.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':dogrun' /> !!

It was great - though I can live without the fireworks of bouncing about, glad I seem to manage to stay put - and rounded it off with a brisk trot through some flooding that sent the water flying. Love it! This is what autumn rides are all about ... and suffice to say, actually, I think he's fine <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='laugh' />



(sorry it's a bit of a long boring post, but for those who know what I've been through with him I'm sure you'll appreciate my joy at how well he obvisuly felt today!)
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#2
Go Neddy !



Glad you had such a lovely day with your friend.
I never make the same mistake twice. I do it at least five or six times, just to make sure !

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#3
Sounds like he is feeling fine!!! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
It never worries me when I get a little lost, all I do is change where I'm going
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#4
excellent.Hope all the blood tests are clear.
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#5
Am pleased everything is working out at last.
If they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love.
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#6
sounds like he's making up for lost time. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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I'm not a horse rider but you told the story so well it felt like I was with you. So pleased for you that he is looking and acting better
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Thanks all, it was a delight after everything to have a bit of a zebedee on my hands <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='laugh' /> !

I'm sure he won't always be quite so lively, but it's nice once in a while. The vet rang yesterday and blood tests were fine, and he also didn't test positive for Cushings, which is good <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />
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Great news Hels <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />
You've only got one life - live it!
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[quote name='hellyinwellys' timestamp='1349810268' post='266287']

Thanks all, it was a delight after everything to have a bit of a zebedee on my hands <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='laugh' /> !

I'm sure he won't always be quite so lively, but it's nice once in a while. The vet rang yesterday and blood tests were fine, and he also didn't test positive for Cushings, which is good <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />

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That's a relief Hells because meds for Cushings are very expensive!! A lot of filled legs around at the moment because of the lush grass after all the rain........................
It never worries me when I get a little lost, all I do is change where I'm going
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