April 17th, 2013

I wish this wasn’t blurry, since its the most recent jumping picture I have.  Look at that awful hold though!  Bad habits are coming back!

My fancy girl

At around 6:30 I got a text from the fitter basically saying she didn’t know if she was going to be able to make it out.  A great text to wake up to huh? I pleaded with her, and she said she would hopefully find out more by 12 and would let me know.  Awesome

Got the text around 3 saying she wasn’t coming and that I should call another fitter.  I did, spoke with her for a while, and told her everything basically, how I had an awful experience with the fitter last year, how the one I’d scheduled had canceled on me numerous times, and how it was so hard to find something to fit Lib.  She was very easy to talk to, and understood my frustrations.  She asked me how desperate I was to get someone out, and I quickly responded very.  So shes making time in her schedule to come see me tomorrow!! Let hope she doesn’t flake on me either!!!

Spoke with my old trainer today and told her about everything thats been happening with Libbys hocks, and the saddle.  Right when I said “hock injections” to her, she too was against it.  I just feel like shes too young to start this already, and it makes me super nervous to introduce such an invasive measure without doing other things first.  She suggested I ask the vet about doing Legend/Adequan, and a round of Robaxin to see if that’ll help.

Talked to my vet today and spoke about what she feels we should do after consulting with the lameness specialist.  They both seem to think that injections are the best approach to this, and that testing the joint fluid is a good idea.  I asked her if this could possibly be fixed with the above plan, and while she didn’t say no, she wasn’t exactly all for it.  In her mind, it could do nothing and we would then still need to do the injections anyways, so it wouldn’t make sense.  I just have to think about it…

I am technically allowed to do 15-20 of bareback riding on her, but until I get a secure saddle I don’t know how much riding I’m going to be doing.  I am not such a fan of bareback, and like the security of my saddles.  I know, I’m a wimp, but I’m not getting any younger!!!

I’ll let you know how tomorrow goes.  Keep your fingers and toes crossed that she comes!!


21 thoughts on “April 17th, 2013

  1. I just do not get people sometimes, and it's especially prevalent in the horse world. I have money and I want your services, so just SHOW UP!!! Yet saddle fitters, farriers, etc seem to bail all the time 😦 Hopefully this one shows up!


  2. My saddle rep/fitter is always busy – covers a three state area. I don't know how she does it! But she is always good about getting everyone in our barn on her schedule and showing up.


  3. I hope things work on in the fitter department soon! Sounds like this one might be a bit more professional — here's hoping!

    As for joint issues, I used Adequan on my horse, and it was AMAZING. Expensive, but great stuff. Recently Previcox has become a popular product as well, that you might mention to your vet… if that is the route you want to go down.


  4. Argh…that would drive me absolutely crazy!! My friend has used Adequan and it really, really helped. She actually just started using I think…polyglycan? and it seems to work just as well as the Adequan and is a lot less expensive.


  5. where are you located? Google electro accuscope and see if there is a practitioner near you. I have it done regularly on my 16 yo mare and it has allowed me to push back her injections significantly. Its a totally natural treatment, completely non invasive.


  6. I second the bareback pad, they aren't as secure, but at least they offer some stick and help with the not always pleasant sensation of fast stops. I think she is young to just jump to injections, at least without trying other methods. i hope your fitter shows up, how frustrating!


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