More Winter Blues

Jigs has lost muscle tone. I noticed it last week. He has dinosaur withers. Spiny. Even beneath his heavy coat.

Vet suggested more grain. More exercise would help but it is winter. She said his girthiness is ulcers, not poor saddle fit despite the winter white hairs.

It may be the lesson pony gig is too stressful for him.

It may be he feels my holiday stress over family and work.

Or it may be winter blues.

So he’s on an herbal regimen of slippery elm, aloe juice, and chamomile while we wait for Spring.

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