A couple of weeks ago, a couple of horses in the barn got abscesses. One in particular the trainer was evaluating on the longe line to see if she was better - I happened to be in the arena waiting for my lesson to start, and so parked my rig [Ben] in the corner. Ben was completely mesmerized by the longeing going on in front of him - it was super cute to watch his intensity. The trainer even joked about Ben wanting to know where he could get one of those [abscesses] so he didn't have to work for a couple of weeks. We all laughed and carried on at Ben's expense.
Nail in the coffin.
Last week, guess who "caught" an abscess. So we've been working through that.
He's finally feeling better- and being a bit of a turkey, as always :)