I got an e-mail this morning with a phone number to call to schedule my lesson. I'm having a lesson with Barb Apple on Wednesday, and had to call her today. I am so nervous. I haven't asked Denali to do anything other than to eat cookies for a LONG time. I just told her that we are a "hot mess" and that there is a high likely hood that I will cry. She was so nice. I'm just so excited and so nervous. I know that we can't move forward by doing nothing, but doing nothing has been stress free.
In addition I'm going to make an appointment with the vet. I know I could just ask her a million questions when I see her, but I want to pay her so I don't feel guilty for taking her time. I need to ask her what her thoughts on Denali going to training. We're going to look at her suspensory and see how that has been healing. It will be one year at the end of the month, but we think she strained it in November. I didn't have the money to sonogram it, and it didn't swell up. I want to talk about Adequan and the possibility of giving that to her. She just seems so stiff. I'm afraid of giving it to her and not having any progress with her neck. The next step (if Adequan doesn't work) is to put her under and inject the joint. I can't afford that. I also get nervous about needles near her spine. I need to keep reminding myself we're doing what's best for her, not what's best for me. If I can't ride her, I can't ride her. As long as she's happy and pain free that's all I care about.