Mr.James has come down with a case of rain rot and we’re needing to take a break for a week or so while I doctor him twice a day. There’s no way to deal with this while we’re moving since the saddle pads in the heat make for a perfect breeding ground for fungus. Happy for the herd we have been invited in by wonderful horse people just outside of Summertown, TN. The internet doesn’t work where we’re staying so this is being typed from the front seat of a car in town. Phone service is spotty – so please don’t be worrying – apart from the rain rot we’re all fine and that’s not terminal.
Yes! I still have every intention of making it to Minot, Maine by the 8th of November. It’s getting close, but fretting about it really won’t help, so I’m just going to continue to do what’s best for the ponies and keep moving forward as best we can. I’ve been asked about my next mail drop and we’ll be here long enough for mail to catch up if it arrives by next Thursday the 16th – probably best if things are in the mail by Saturday?
Sea G Rhydr c/o Musgrove
59 Ratliff Road
Summertown, TN 38483
I’m hoping to have more of an update soon – meanwhile prayers and healing thoughts for Jesse’s fungal invasion would be most appreciated.
Hi Sea, I finally got to catch up on reading your blog. I really enjoy it. Told a few horse people friends about it too. Leon told me about the rain rot but I hadn’t read the blog yet. Desitin diaper rash cream is better for scratches on the fetlocks. I thought that’s what was going on. I’m sure Jessie is all fixed up by now I hope. Your a brave womon.
best of luck,
Have so enjoyed reading your blog, started in NM to present, will go back and read the rest. I am planning a trip from home (south central Texas) to Bishop CA and back via Navada, Utah and Colorado and back home. Have thought that water for the stock would be the a real chalange but haven’t herd your motion any hardships as far as stock water is conserned expecsaly between home and the mountains of NM. Will be two of us riding horses and mules riding and pack, would appreciate any advice you could through my way.
So happy the books arrived in time for your ‘layover”.
Holly talked to Neil and he wants to help with your book!
Will be praying for all of you, having a thunderstorm coming thru here in Deep East Tx as I type, probably be headed that way later…
Say hi to TN from me and TK. If you have a chance to ride a TWH while you’re with your horsepeople I want to see a picture of you doing the GHG. Gaited Horse Grin. Coconut oil. Great for fungus! Give in some pelleted feed to Mr. James.
Love to you all,