Monday, August 22, 2011

Armchair Vet Part II

Now with videos! They're definitely of crappy quality (took them with my phone) and it's a bit difficult to really watch his legs, what with all the jumpiness (hey, it's hard to hold a phone, longe line, and dressage whip!), but they're better than nothing.

Warning: Ya might want to put your computer on mute to avoid hearing my incessant clicking. Salem was quite lazy, as he had just thundered around the arena like Secretariat, so I really had to work to keep him moving.

Trot left:

Trot right:

Trot right #2:

So, what are your thoughts?

P.S. Hurricane Irene will now most likely be a Cat 3 or 4 (holy crap!!!!) when it hits, so we're all getting a bit worried. Even a strong Cat 1 is a walk in the park and actually a bit fun (helloooo, consuming lots of alcohol and throwing the patio furniture in the pool and then jumping, fully clothed, into the pool whilst the hurricane's outer bands are starting to hit? FUN!!), but a 2 or over is *gulp* concerning. Yep, Salem is for sure getting luggage tagged and livestock crayon-ed up.

And, hey, you Carolina peeps need to get ready, too, because Irene just might be knocking on your doors. Luggage tags, my friends -- they're worth their weight in gold! :-)


eventer79 said...

Well, hot damn, that could mess up my field work plans. Let's hope the little bugger bounces off the coast and goes along it's way.

SprinklerBandit said...

I am incredibly terrible at lameness. Unbelievably terrible, especially when it's a horse I don't already know inside and out.

Sorry. Best of luck with your hurricane, though.

Chris said...

hope you and Salem stay safe and sound-will be thinking about you guys!

Alana said...

I stole your hurricane I stole your hurricane!! want it back? Current models but it at like a 3 with the eye in between me and the outer banks. I hope my barn can handle this!!!
And I am no good at lameness unless I am watching the pony in person...sorry!

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

shoot..the videos wouldn't work for me!!!
Stay safe girl. Why dont you do what you WANT to do, and attach yourself to Salem so there is 0 worry of loosing him ;) I would.

Frizzle said...

Damn, no guesses on the lameness? I still say right hind. Seems like he's overflexing his fetlock in an attempt to protect something higher up (SI? Stifle? Hock? Combo of any of the previous?. I dunno.

e79, I'm guessing you will probably not be out in the field, unless you have a sadistic boss.

SB, I'm terrible @ lameness, too; no worries.

Chris, thank you!!! And not just for the comment, but for everything you've done for Salem and me (if this is the Chris I think it is!).

Alana, lol, yes, yes you did! That's okay, though, you can totally have it. ;-) I can send you my emergency hurricane M&Ms if ya need 'em!

Kristen, hhmmmmm, I wonder why the vids won't work...?? I'm not very tech-savvy, lol.

Alana said...

Emergency m&ms please! It shouldn't be too bad. It'll now be a 2 I think. I am in the 'Hurricane Watch' zone, referred to (stupidly) as the inner banks, expected 5-10 inches, 55+ winds. Bring it!
Rewatched the videos. I could maybe see some soreness in the RH, but it is pretty dang subtle!

smazourek said...

I've got my fingers crossed for all of you out there that might be hit by this bad boy. Hopefully it'll be lighter than they are predicting.

BTW- I don't know if you checked back on my blog but just in case: Cheryl and co will be in Florida this January. You should try to sign up for a class while they're nearby.

Frizzle said...

Alana, I will be thinking of you tomorrow!! Maybe you should put some water wings and pool floaties on the ponies just in case! ;-)

Smaz, I would love to go to Cheryl's clinic in Januray, but $300 is way more than I can afford at the moment. :-( All $$$ goes to Salem's upkeep (because you do NOT even want to know how much his basic upkeep costs per month are...nor do I!!)

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Finally saw these video. I think he looks really good. JEALOUS at him pushing out underneath him!!!! sheeesh. Laz is so lame-ooo