It must be some kind of allergic reaction but we are clueless as to what that is. He has lived here for almost ten years now and never experienced this until the last few months. His pasture is basically weed free and is full of rich grass and has been for several weeks. No other horse is exhibiting these symptoms, nor did they last time. The vets (he has three vets at Tennessee Equine Hospital monitoring his case) are wondering if it is an inhaled allergen or maybe an insect sting that is causing the problem. So please extend Poco some healing wishes and I hope he returns home soon.
In addition to taking Poco to the clinic on Friday we also had farrier day as well. We were extra busy on Friday because we also did some "spring cleaning" and Amy and I gave eight baths, including washing and conditioning tails. My shoes were water logged and making squishing noises after about the third bath!
Jason and I also had a fun visitor this weekend as our friend Erica from Minnesota and her boyfriend Chris made the long drive to see us and to enjoy some warm weather. Their efforts were rewarded with highs in the low 80's on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are supposed to be 80 degrees again to today before dropping back to the low-mid 70's for the rest of the week along with some rain.
Winston, our newest resident, grazing in the sunshine
Dogwood tree in one of the pastures