I went out this morning to feed all the ponies. Everyone was racing around as it was only 29 degrees out. Everyone except Danny that is. :(
I got his food and he would take a step, the stringhalt leg would go up and then not come back down. He would finally try to hop on 3 legs to get a step forward. It took him a long time to get to that feeder. I wanted to take it to him, but I knew he had to get moving. The only way to get warmed up is for him to move. I did go over and rub his bad leg really briskly to try and get him warmed up. He was showing stringhalt symptoms in his good leg too.
I have to get that barn done and get him inside at night. That way I can put a heat lamp in there with him so he doesn't get quite so cold. If that doesn't help then he may have to go live at our house in AZ. I don't want to do that yet though. As hard as it is for me to watch him go through this, I know that he would be terribly lonely out there, with the rest of his herd still in WY.
I am making the commitment to get as much done as I can this weekend. It is supposed to snow, but it doesn't matter. I can still spread dirt, set poles and maybe at least get one or two pens done.
I have to leave for KS next week for some stupid training program my company is putting on. I really don't have time to go, but have no choice.
Don't they know I have been eat 'Smarties" for a week now, by the handfuls!!!???!!! Surely that has to work better than shipping me 2 states away for 4 days! :)
Well time to get back to work. ugh!