Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sign up for this. Also, River is a pain in the butt.

I've posted about this before, but... If you ever buy anything online, you need to sign up for Ebates.  (And pretty please sign up through that link, I get paid for every person I refer!)  It's the easiest thing in the world.  Here's how it works:

1.  You sign up.
2.  When you want to shop online, you find the store listed on on Ebates and click the orange "Shop Now" button.
3.  A new window opens with the store's website.  Browse and buy whatever.
4.  A day or two later, Ebates puts money in your account (whatever the stated percentage of your purchase is).
5.  You take the check they send you quarterly to the bank.

It literally takes maybe an extra 30 seconds to buy through Ebates, and you're getting cash back on stuff you were already going to buy.  Plus if there are coupons or sales, they let you know.  There's no downside.

Here's the check I got yesterday:
Yup.  $57.56.

So pretty please, someone sign up through that link and make a $25 purchase by 3/31/14, and I get $15!

And River.  Grrrrrrr.

Monday I decided to longe him, now that the weather is getting better and I might actually want to ride at some point.  He looked maybe a little funny, but he was also being a doofus, so it's hard to tell.  I felt his legs afterward and his right front was a little swollen on the outside of his leg, from just below his knee to maybe 1/3 of the way down the cannon.  Not warm, not very swollen, just enough that I noticed and went hmmmm.

Yesterday morning it was the same

Yesterday evening it was more swollen, and the swelling went from below his knee to about 2/3 of the way down his cannon.  At which point I have to get a little concerned, because it got significantly more swollen in less than 12 hours.  I longed him briefly and sent video and a description to my vet, who promptly called me.  We discussed it, she told me to check a couple things, and she can come out Thursday morning to take a look at him.  The weird thing is he looks off on the outside leg in both directions, but only one leg is swollen.

This morning, Riv's leg is swollen the entire length of the cannon, but still all on the outside of his leg, and a little warm.

Grrrrrrrrr.  Big jerk.  I want to get him in work, so he figures it's a good time to randomly be a bit off and have a swollen leg for no apparent reason.

How on earth did this horse stand up to 90 races????


  1. I've been thinking of signing up for Ebates in the past. Just signed up through your link :)