Here are two lovely pictures of Maisie and Bob the barn cat from yesterday, taken by our wonderful P.M. barn lady with her cell phone - Maisie is so gentle with Bob, and he lets her snuff-a-whuff him all over since he knows she won't hurt him:
Today Maisie will stay in, with morning and evening bute and several hand walks. This morning I walked her on the grass around the outside of the arena, and then in the arena itself for a bit - she was pretty comfortable in the sandy arena footing. She isn't as uncomfortable as she was this time last year, but she's pretty sore. I think her grazing days may be pretty much over, and due to the length/lushness of our pastures, a grazing muzzle wouldn't really work - in my experience those seem to work best when the grass is short and more lawn-like. I'll bring Dawn back in from the pasture at noontime so she can graze outside Maisie's window in the small paddock - at least Maisie will be able to see her.