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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 Not-So Weirdness

The Not-So Weirdness

When you think your horse has a broken back, it’s bound to be not much of anything. So I had the vet out yesterday afternoon and was prepared to do hock injections and hoped my horse didn’t have a rare degenerative spinal disease. You know, the normal fears. When the vet called, he said that he lunged Simon on the hard ground and the ring.  He was ouchy on the hard ground, and responded positively to hoof testers in his…

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The Weirdness

The Weirdness

Even though we had a fun weekend at the schooling show, something is nagging me in the back of my head – Simon is NQR.  Here’s the timeline: Wednesday: Trainer jumps Simon 2’9″ – 3′ in training ride.  She says he is awesome. Thursday: I ride Simon in a lesson. He starts off feeling a little weird every now and then in the hind, but not consistent. By the time I get the words out of my mouth for trainer…

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