Much like my posts on this blog, I feel like I am playing a constant game of catch up. Be it with you guys to let you know how me and the big black beast have been, or with my friends, as I try to stay on the same level as those who are showing and in training programs. Such is life I guess, but man is it exhausting!
Vets and farriers were called and she was deemed foot sore. After some time off, and lots of good use of my Big Black Boot, she was still NQR, so I decided to block her and do an ultrasound. We ended up finding a small lesion on the insertion of her LODSL (Left Oblique Distal Sesamoidean Ligament… mouthful). It was tiny, and technically already healed, but she was obviously still a bit sore to it. I obviously have the most stoic mare ever, especially since she still wasn’t lame, just didn’t “feel” right to me. The best treatment was to directly inject the site with Hydrocortisone, and give her time to come back. So we have.
She’s literally been just walk trotting, to ensure she comes back nice and slow. Boring but conservative.
It ended up being good timing, if there ever was such a thing for any injury, because my ankle was still killing me. Unfortunately, after getting another MRI, my doctor found yet another tear. After consulting with my Lyme doctor, I’ve been informed that the bacteria has attacked the soft tissue in that joint for whatever reason. I had a good cry about it, but hopefully after two weeks in a boot, then a cast, followed by another two weeks in a boot, I’ll be back to riding on Tuesday!
After a lot of thought, I decided to use my everyday boots as my show boots, and get paddock boots and half chaps from my friend with the Tuccis. Honestly it’s all the 900facebookponys fault, she made her Tucci post and made me want them even more (also I have no self control and feel the need to blame someone else for this).
So other then that nothing has been new with us. I’m very patiently awaiting a new ring, grass in way to much maintenance in sandy Florida.
I’m also still not convinced that my CWD fits, but to say I’m done with the company is the biggest understatement of the year. Maybe I’ll write a full post on that, maybe I won’t. Lets just say I’m already exploring my options, what little I have.
I’ve also given up on finding a nice used Brenderup or similar type, they are all still quite expensive and finding one with head dividers already installed is proving to be challenging. So my dreams for freedom with a trailer will have to wait until I have a truck of my own.