With not too much fuss, Quadi is settling in well to his new abode. He strongly insisted on being let out of the stable the day we arrived, and part of the day after, but has quickly regained his manners. If anyone's standing watching he head-tosses and pulls faces insisting he is utterly miserable, but if one moves away he tucks straight into his hay and looks perfectly settled and happy. Naughty boy, always looking for attention!
I have pulled all sorts of muscles from mucking out. I think they'd have settled down once I'd gotten into a routine, but since I'm away for the next few weeks anyway I'll just have to rest them!
This morning was spent generally fussing over him and just making sure he was presentable for my friends to look after him. Firstly, a long overdue sheath wash. Ick! I didn't have sufficient warm water to hand to clean him properly, but did give him a scrub with the clean warm water I had and, rather embarrassed and cack-handedly, shoved on some 'personal lubricant' to loosen anything I missed! Normally he tries to hide his widge up around his ears but today I had no such trouble and didn't have to rottle around at all. I did have trouble getting him to hold it still. Rather a happy horse, he was piaffing his back legs and generally showing off! *lol*
He then enjoyed a tail wash which I thought would be nice since he's been rather stressed of late and therefore has had a runny bottom. His tail was clean but the hairs were far from white, they're looking a little brighter now. And he smelled just divine afterwards!
Lastly I soaked his front feet in disinfectant, in some poultice boots. Then I took some photos. I still need some practice at hoof photos, the worst ones I took were of his off-fore! Still, the side profile shows some interesting growth...
Then I tucked him into his stable and explained that I'm heading away for a bit, so he must be a good boy in my absence. I really don't like to leave him when he needs quite so much looking after, but needs must. I also said See You Soon to Fin, he's settled in well and has already made himself a firm friend, a little black Sec D mare :)
So. My blog might become a little more sparse again, it'll be updates from home about Quadi and perhaps, if I feel so inclined, I might venture into the gym. Something seriously lacking from my routine for the past few months :o We'll see how that works out, I'm sure I'll come up with a multitude of excuses...