I had a mostly wonderful day at the barn yesterday. It got a little scary at the end. :(
Here's the wonderful:
- I've been taking care of a friend's mare while she's in Italy (jealous!) and FINALLY her pastern laceration is looking like it's improving. My instructions were just to clean it and it put various types of goop on it but it just kept getting so dirty and looking infected so I decided to wrap it. Now it's starting to close up nicely, wooohoo!
- A friend of mine came to look at the barn as a potential
boarder. I'm not sure that it's the right fit for her but it was nice
to catch up with her.
- I didn't have to rush because I had nothing else going on!
- Henry came in and was a perfect gentleman with his hooves. He's been testing me on this lately for some reason. We also practiced going over tarps and pulling the wheelbarrow while he was lead for our practical horsemanship test we're going to do this month. He was tentative but braver than I expected, especially with the tarp.
Here's the scary:
- After Henry was finished his practice exercises I started to feel very dizzy. I figured I overheated a bit and just needed to sit down. As soon as I sat I started having excruciating cramps in my stomach. I started thinking: "OK this is not good. I need to get Henry back out to his pasture and get home." But every time I stood up I started to pass out (my vision went black). I don't get reception at the barn and I was alone at that time; so I had to wait until the pain subsided a bit. With about a million stops and starts Henry made it back to his pasture and I came back into the barn. I laid down on the ground for about 30 minutes and tried to get some texts through to my husband because I didn't feel safe to drive. After a while I slowly walked to my car and called him as soon as I got reception. He rushed out and picked me up. By the time he got there I was feeling dizzy but back to normal. It was a very strange scary feeling and I plan to see a doctor this week. I think I likely just had heatstroke combined with an upset stomach.
I spent the rest of the day on the couch with this fellow, who took good care of me.