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Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light

On the dog and horse front, I may be starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Maybe.  This morning I’m feeling the most optimistic I have in weeks, so we’ll take that happy momentum and roll with it regardless of what ends up happening. Today, let’s talk about Simon.  I want to thank everyone for taking the time to read my post on his NQR’ness and offering their insight.  We left it with seeing how booting…

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Keep on Keeping On

Keep on Keeping On

Simon is still not quite right.  I’m just a few bad rides away from the crazy train… hell who am I kidding – I’m probably already on the crazy train.  I may have been born on the cray train.  Here’s the timeline: Thursday, January 30th: Simon comes out stiff, works out of it Friday, January 31st: Simon comes out stiffer, works out of it but I give him the night off Saturday, February 1st: Simon looks great in the AM,…

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The L Word

The L Word

Not the TV show, the word no equestrian likes.  Yes folks, my magical ponykins is l-a-m-e. Friday night we had a great ride where he felt 98%, but I figured the missing 2% was due to somewhat sloppy footing and didn’t think anything of it.  Saturday I audited the Bernie Traurig clinic (more on that in another post) and didn’t make it out to the barn.  When I got him out Sunday afternoon, he felt very behind my leg which is…

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Simon Update Told Through Animated Gifs

Simon Update Told Through Animated Gifs

I went out to see Simon pants last night, and he was back in full spirits.  Feeling very fancy and proud of himself, he was quite the demanding horse.  Where are my fans?  Why haven’t we been hand grazing?  This hay is not in a haynet! Needless to say, I was a bit busy tending to his every need in the hour that I was at the barn.  Given how worried I was over the weekend and how sick he looked,…

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A Not So Very Good Weekend

A Not So Very Good Weekend

Sometimes things go swimmingly, and sometimes they don’t. This is a story about the latter. On Friday I blogged about how I was a bit disappointed at Simon’s soundness post injections. My vet said to wait till early next week to check back in so the injections had a full week to take effect. Ok, good plan. Then Friday afternoon he was worse. Walking heel to toe on his RH, and a solid 3+/4 lame on that leg. Thursday night…

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Going to channel my inner positive person instead of whine and worry like I want to. We’re only allowed one negative nancy post per quarter! The Good My new vet is awesome. She told me to email her videos or any questions. This is greatly appreciated, because I am a huge worry wort… I don’t think this fact will surprise any of you. I turned Simon out in the round pen tonight. He acted all chill and “oh yeah, I’m…

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The Skinny on Simon’s Lameness

The Skinny on Simon’s Lameness

If Captain Hindsight were here, he’d say that I should have called a different vet out after my horse was still lame at 30 days stall rest. The initial diagnosis I got of a soft tissue strain wasn’t necessarily wrong, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. The short story of yesterday’s vet visit was my horse’s right hock is a nightmare and it’s not fully fused. He scored a 1/2 (out of 3) on both hind legs for…

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Negative Nancy

Negative Nancy

That’s the best way I can describe me this past week and weekend. It’s a good thing I still have lots of photos and posts about Wellington to blog about, because otherwise I would drive all you great readers away with my negativity. Pre-Simon being very lame (still) lots of crappy stuff happened at work which I won’t get into, and then when I saw that my dear horse who has been on stall rest for three months was still…

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