The vet called, and apparently Denali doesn't know it's the year of the sound horse. Well, she made it 41 days, and she's not really "off" but is defiantly sore on her left hind. I'm not too worried.
|That nose is so velvety and soft, It's amazing!|
She followed me right in and her buddies stayed far from us. I've been reading The Tao of Equus, and at one point it mentioned telling the horse how you're feeling.
So, I look at Denali and tell her that I'm nervous around her, and that I'm sorry.
She turned, looked at me and started to lick and chew. It was so weird. I'm sure that could be from anything but she almost looked like she got it. She was a good girl and spooked once. There is a new rescue in and he was screaming in his stall. She spooked as far away from me as possible. This is a new behavior (since November). She use to spook into me all the time, but hasn't since our accident. I don't know if it has to do with that or ?? but I'm pretty pleased I don't have a 1200 pound horse trying to crawl into my lap.
While grooming her she seemed really sensitive on the left side of her back. She kept flinching while I curried there. That might be where the bucking fit came from. Who knows. Her butt seemed sore too. She's been running around like crazy, so she probably just pulled something.
Also. No ribs. None. Zip. Zilch. She's so fat (for a thoroughbred.)
In other news I have finished assembling Denali's dream team. I talked to the trainer tonight, and she seems really good. The vet recommended her, and she's willing to drive to the barn to work with us. All good things. We don't have a date picked yet.