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!
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 just a little well behaved pony and I’m just gonna nom nom nom on this grass… Nooooothing to worry about here mum.” When in fact I have reports that he started galloping in circles as soon as I pulled out of the driveway. Oh well, they said work was good for him right?
After having a heart to heart with the barn owner, Simon’s stall was lovely tonight. I don’t like to complain about barn things on my blog, but there have been some issues. Still, it looked great and I appreciated the quick turn around.
Lunging your horse means that you get to put cute fly bonnets on him again. Oh yeah.
He wasn’t sound tonight. He was favoring his RH a ton and didn’t want to stand without resting it, especially after lunging for 10 minutes off/on trot. I took some video for the vet, but it’s hard for me to tell a lot. She said he could (should?) be 80% today. Sometimes I look at the video below and think he’s just the same as he was for the vet appointment Tuesday, and sometimes he looks like he may be 80%. He’s definitely better to the left than he is to the right, and the hard part of the round pen he looks more off. I’m sticking with the plan, but am anxious for the vet’s feedback.
I’m so broke right now. Do not pass go, do no collect 200. Send 200 for teeth floating. Send more for spring shots, and the rest for the lameness evaluation and hock injections. I’m not upset and I don’t think I was charged unfairly or anything but dayum. Oh we’ll, it’s just money. It will get better.
And he will get better. He will get better? I was so elated Tuesday after the vet, but really did expect him to look better than he did tonight.
We will get through this. Just kind of been on an emotional roller coaster this year and I’m really ready for it to level off.
Update – My amazing vet emailed me back on her day off. She is the best vet ever. Anyway, will take a full week for the injections to take effect. Will keep working on the lunge line up to what he feels like. Ok! Feeling better now.