Today was Denali's vet appointment. I woke my poor brother up at the crack of dawn to drag him out to the barn. When we got there Ophie was already being having her yearly check up. When they brought her in from her lameness re-check I took Ms. Denali out into arena to blow off some steam. She was such a nervous nelly! She kept checking out the arena to see if the vet's truck was still there, then would run off with her tail in the air to the other end of the arena, snort and walk slowly back up to the wall again to check to see if the vet left. It was pretty funny! Eventually she calmed down and went about eating the arena wall. sigh.
We had her re-check and the vet was VERY impressed with how she looks! She said she's not showing any signs of EPM, but that she is really stiff in her joints. She had a lameness re-check and took a lame step every time, but only a few then she was fine. The vet suggested that I start her on Adequen injections. I think it's a good idea, and I have noticed some stiffness in her hind end, but I just thought it was from her getting worked so much. I guess it can't hurt to try, but I am waiting until I have a little more "horse money" saved up before I start her on them. $275.00 is a lot of money that I wasn't expecting to spend today.
The vet and her assistant were also very impressed with her ground manners and how good she was for everything, even her flu vaccine (the one that goes in the nose) she didn't budge. I laughed and told them that she was putting on a show for them. The assistant kept petting her telling what a nice mare she was. I have to agree, but I'm also a little partial.
No luck on the saddle. I called twice and send two e-mails. I stop at that point. I don't want to be crazy girl! Oh well, I guess it wasn't meant to be! I'd like to have a different saddle, but I will get it when I'm meant to get it. Denali's funny. She HATES, HATES, HATES when you lean forward in your seat. She has always hated it, even when I rode her. She throws her head HIGH in the air and fights with the bit. It's my reminder that I need to sit on my tailbone. She also really needs a quiet hand. She's just SO sensitive when it comes to the mouth and the seat.
I'm pretty excited about the idea that we had a POSITIVE vet appointment!