Katie's post about Bee's Boil reminded me of one of the reasons I wanted to start a blog.
There are all kinds of things that can happen to horses and as new horse owners, I think we discover a different one every month. Like, for example, Lena has to have a tooth pulled.
Now, I am sure that if I had obsessively researched horse-ownership before we bought El Spotto, I would have a) known all of the possible permutations of health and injuries and b) run screaming the other direction.
We learned the most frightening lesson two weeks after we bought her - owning a horse means you have to be prepared to lose them - but other lessons have been slightly less harrowing, thank goodness. Like how to help your totally drugged horse stay somewhat upright while she's getting her teeth done, and how to clean up the myriad of nicks, scratches and cuts they can inflict on themselves.
All in all, I have to say it's worth it. Then again, I still don't know all the exciting things yet to come. Nah, it's still worth it.
By the way, Lena has been healthy as a, er, horse since we moved her in November to our current barn.