|My little English pleasure horse: Summer 2012|
March 20th: Got to the barn just in time for a torrential down pore. Vet got there and I refreshed her on how Libby was short yet again the day before after our ride. She gave her a thorough examination, and since it was raining, I trotted her for her inside the barn on the concrete. And yet again, we can find nothing truly definitive that is wrong with her. The vet was saying that the worst lameness issue she was seeing was with her right hock. It was especially worse when I would turn her to the left, where she had to push off on her right hock. So since she never seems to have swelling, or a real lameness, just an offness and a NQT feeling, I’ve been told to ride her in a regular program again, and if she starts with the offness, to continue riding her until she shows a definite lameness. While this really makes me nervous, because it might exacerbate any problems she currently has, there’s really no other way to treat her, since we don’t know whats going on. If she has any swelling, and heat, or anything out of the norm, I am to call the vet immediately and well go from there. Again here’s to hoping that my chiro visit on the 30th fixes all my problems.
After that Libby got her teeth done, the poor girl had little cuts all along her tongue. Libbys teeth grow kind of strange in the sense that her hooks almost curve down towards her gums so they were really sharp and pointed at that right angle to cut her tongue. Thankfully, its done though.
And then, since she was due for her coggins, I last minute asked if we could do that now or if we had to wait for the drugs to subside, but she assured me we could do it then. Libby had to have her coggins photos taken while she was drunk though! Which was kind of hilarious.
For some reason I’ve started conjuring up these awful scenarios in my head, of finding out that Libby had an awful injury as a filly, that affects her rideability and soundness for the future. Gotta be optimistic I know, but its so hard at times like this!!
March 21st: Tested Lib with the bridle to make sure she wasn’t too sore, and hopped on. She was GREAT! Felt really good, really lazy but in her normal way. Even hopped over a couple of fences, and cantered out of lines and she was great. I was super excited to see that she was off at all!!
Brought her in and loved on her, and finally FINISHED her mane!!! Wohooo! After grooming her and getting her ready for turnout, I asked her to walk up to walk her out to the paddock, and wouldn’t you know, she was stiff. Ugh. I’m now researching like crazy to see if theres any known after exercise muscle tightness disorders, other then tying up. Really looking forward to the chiro to hear what she says about her.
|Oh hi Lib!|