Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sweet Mare-Face

Mare face was a doll face yesterday. I called the vet on Friday to double check that her lameness wasn't something I should be worried about. I love my vet, she knows exactly what I'm freaking out about before she answers. She assured me that this is normal and that unless it gets worse that I need to keep working her. Also to give her bute for 5 days to help with the soreness. Mare face disagreed, but has been working everyday since Wednesday. We've done a few airs above the ground, but nothing too horrible.

Yesterday was a perfect storm for a Denali freak out. New people at the barn, machinery building a new shelter, and rain. Now, normally Denali would go C-R-A-Z-Y. I kept waiting for her to spook and go nuts. The worst she did was break into a trot a few times. She went nicely from walk to extended walk (something we've never accomplished without WWII breaking out.) We did about 10 minutes of trotting, and she moved out beautifully. Still stiff to the left, but that should be worked on today.

I made an appointment with a massage therapist. I've been searching for a long time for someone to work on Denali, but they needed to pass my anal quizzes. This one works at the Giant Warmblood Barn, so I respect that I know horses she works on. She also works on horses in rehab. She asked me more questions that I asked her (a first for Anal me.) I'm looking forward to seeing what she has to say about Denali.

Happy Sunday! The next post will be my 400th. Crazy that I've babbled that many times.


Gingham said...

Who are you having out to work on Miss D?

Denali's Mom said...

Not the woman you mentioned. I'll send you her info if she's good. She rides at the Giant Warmblood Barn, and I got tired of hunting down the first lady :( Sad.