Really GOOD rides last week. Then Monday & Tuesday…
Disastrous. And I’ll be left guessing what was wrong for Miss Grey, and why – for a month.
Today is the first day of a planned break. An ugly injection in a tendon yesterday. For me, not for her. Red blood cell platelets are going to magically transform my Achilles to a 17 years younger version of itself. (Yes please.)
But first, stall rest, excruciating pain, a clumsy walking boot, and crutches to start. Not kidding about the pain.
The orthopedic surgeon mentioned using a the boot for 2 weeks at the first appointment. Now the sentence has been upped to 4 weeks. Could it be for bad behaviour? I definitely didn’t kick at the needle or nip at the assistant…
Think I’m going to miss her?!! I’ll be hopping out on crutches in sink mud in the pasture just to see her. One Major Sucky Month will all be worth it in the end! And once up to better walking/crab limping; taping a garbage bag on the whole chalupa and figuring out how to muck the paddock in this rig.
The new bell boots got on exactly one day too late. Just in case I felt there was too little to worry about – left front missing. Crazy cantering and flinging around with her friend is too much fun to pass up. Especially in the deep, muggy, parts.
The good news – bare hind feet again and a no problem transition – ridden in both the arena and on a trail ride. I’m not all that into having long boring discussions back and forth on this. (The crazies on the horse forums do it so well.) Just thought it could be encouraging to know, for the hundredth time, that it can be done with a horse in full work.
Seriously, no riding for a month? Good thing is I’ve trained her to mount/dismount from both sides and park still at the mounting block. Maybe a bareback pad ride… If she’ll stay in check. Not sure I can pull off very much at all with just one leg. Maybe some free work!
Give it three days on the couch before I start cribbing or chewing the front door.