December 30, 2009

A visit with Martyn at the stable

Yesterday, I blogged a bit about what I did on Christmas.  Today, I will post another installment.  As many of you know, I am the proud owner of five Dutch Friesian geldings.  These are beautiful large horses, bred by Witteveen Stables inn Paris, Ontario.  Four of these big boys, Meindert, Rinze, Rutger, and Ramon spend a great deal of time outdoors.  However, Martyn cannot join them as they graze and frolic in the paddocks.  He has been suffering from collapsed rear fetlocks and suffers swollen joints, sore lets, and hindquarters.  We are fearful that he might fall on the uneven ground outside.  Instead, Martyn is free to wander around the stable under Betsy's watchful eye.  On Christmas, I went to pay him a visit.