Were busy and looong.
I did have Shuttle’s hocks and stifles injected, and did as the vet said- I long trotted her out on Thursday, worked her on Friday to help her realize she wasn’t hurting and got her out of her stall Saturday morning to haul her to the barrel race for the weekend, only to find her crippled. She was three-legged and not wanting to put weight on that right back leg. Ugh. So I loaded her up- as the vet is 30 miles from where the barrel race was held this weekend, and called him on our way out of town. He said it sounded like collateral ligament damage and that that wasn’t an uncommon thing, since she was feeling better than usual and maybe over worked a bit (and I should add- the mare loped her PRETTIEST pattern ever on Friday, so she was definitely working and feeling great). So long story short, she spent last night at his clinic and definitely has ligament damage but was better by 85% today! So in just over a week I can go back to riding her. I’ll take probably three weeks to a month to get her back in competition form.
I got new horses this week- some that I sold, and one to keep and ride for lessons or what have you. I’m very excited about it.
I am so worn out that I can’t write too much now, but I’ll come back to this post shortly and show you the videos of the runs I made on good ol’ Hershey this weekend.