Tomorrow is the day (well, actually Thursday, but I lose control once I drop her off tomorrow so...) I'm a nervous wreck, I'm not going to lie. I'm nervous about fronting the money for the vet bill (which is going to be my salary for a little over a month and a half) and then, just the fact that they don't know what they're looking for. I would probably feel better if they knew exactly what it is that is near her bone.
She's such a sweet horse, and such a doll baby (when she wants to be.) We've been doing hand-walking dressage/showmanship. I have been walking the patterns with her, explaining that "at this point Denali we'd be trotting, but you're not allowed." She's been so good and she is listening really well. The first few days I had to hold her head back and continually stop her and back her so she'd stop leading me. She doesn't do that at all, I can let the rope go slack and she'll stay right where she belongs. I'm teaching her showmanship and to square up. She's getting better at it, but still doesn't put her back leg down (and I don't make her for obvious reasons!) If she does then I praise her, but if she doesn't and she's square I just say it "counts." I'm just doing it for fun and to give her something to think about.
Thank you everyone for your support! I greatly, greatly appreciate it!! I'll try to post on here how surgery goes once I find out on Thursday. Wish us luck!
P.S. This video made me bawl. I am just exhausted and stressed, but I thought it was so cool!