Sunday, June 27, 2010

T-minus 3 days

Life has been crazy. I can't believe that school has been out since Tuesday. More-so, I can't believe that I've done as much I have in the past 5 days.

After our colic episode, I've decided to try hand walking Denali without using ACE and she's been fine. I was doing it outside around the farm, but even when she was ACE'd she'd get overly excited when she'd see another horse (I would too!) so I decided to just hand-walk her in the arena. We've been doing the Intro A test over and over again. It gives me something to think about rather than mindlessly wandering around the arena. We've also been working on Showmanship. She always cocks her left leg (suspensory tear) so I don't push it. She's been so sweet!! The Reserpine does that to her.

Today I groomed her really good, and trimmed her bridle path and her whiskers for our trip to the hospital. I took off work on Wednesday to get her ready. I could use the money, BUT I also need a day off. I figured I'd be no good at work anyway, so there's no point in paying me for spacing out.

I wanted to say a million thank yous for your donations!! The Insurance might be paying for surgery, but I still have a tons of bills to pay for her. I withdrew the money from Paypal today and put it into my very low checking account. It's a good thing my husband is in AK because I'm pretty sure he'd kill me! Oh well. Not much I can do.

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Oh, and Ms. Denali NOW has a facebook (I know, I'm ridiculous!!) Add her as a friend (Search Denali Slew)


Laura Maynard said...

Just catching up on blogs and I was shocked to hear Denali's reaction to the Banamine. Glad she came out ok though and is still on schedule for the surgery. Still sending major jingles that Ms. D will heal well and quickly afterwards.

OTTB-Little Big Red said...

I think walking her without the Ace in the arena is GREAT. Also, when she does recover fully (which she will) she'll be able to do the A pattern in her sleep.

Leah Fry said...

Hope all continues to go well for Denali.

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

We are thinking of great thoughts for you two as she approaches her surgery date!

Carol said...

I'm also starting a green horse and am pretty green myself :), so it's nice to be able to read about your experiences. Loved the story of how you found Denali! Good luck with the health issues.