On Thursday I bought some tea tree oil soap and we went up to Briwnant on Friday to give her a bath. The difference in Dee in just a few days was remarkable. She no longer had bare patches. Although her coat is still a not-very-pretty mixture of coarse winter coat and finer summer coat she is clearly feeling well. Walking up to the yard from the field at liberty she was playful, trotting after 'ö-Dzin when he ran ahead to try to get a photo of her, and getting behind me and nudging if she thought I was being too slow. It was lovely to see her feeling energetic and strong again after the stamina-sapping winter.
When we took Dee back to the field she trotted away – again a sign that she is feeling good. She then—of course—had a good roll in the dirt!
Briwnant has been preparing for today's fun ride all week and putting horses over the cross country course, including Red. More about the fun ride and photos soon. Nicki told me that Dee has been jumping the jumps that are in her grazing pasture, just for the fun of it. That mare does love jumping!