Gorgeous morning, but things didn’t turn out as planned at all.
Valiosa only had this to serve up today.
Not on a silver platter, and definitely not my type of cookies at all.
Large, hard, swelling on the outside of her hind. Not visibly lame, but stepping slightly short at the walk on the lunge. Not at all what we had planned for.
Name any reason, and I’ll probably say, – “Yes, that would be it!”
Insect sting, small bruise from something in pasture since she’s a horse and that’s what they do, or a hematoma from running full blast and falling down, swelling from sleeping on a rock, skin allergy reaction, muscle strain from change in living environment and arena footing, or debilitating and career ending joint injury – it’s a toss-up…
Thoroughly disheartened, I’m posting some happy pictures from her second ride in the arena instead.
She still looks and rides like a baby.
Although not very visible here, there are a lot of jumps in there. Somehow we will practice dressage among them all. Yes, it will work.
Life, never too comfortable.