Are you sitting down?
No, seriously....sit down.
I'll give you another second.....
Ready for this one??
I had fun with Denali.
Not only did I have fun. I had a lot of fun.
We had our 2 hour introduction to Parelli today. I must say, when he got out the stick and long rope I was a bit sceptical. I know that's part of it, but still. I told him of my experiences of Denali and he did a quick evaluation of her. My heart sank when he commented that he could tell she was in pain. My head started running with thoughts of where her pain is, how bad it is, how can he tell, what should I do, should I cancel, should I put her down. I surprisingly got myself under control quickly and focused on the lesson. She looked uncomfortable, but not as horrible as I've seen her.
Denali did great, by the end she was so focused and relaxed. I really enjoyed our lesson. Parelli is something that I could see working for us. It made sense for me, it made sense for her. After our lesson I gave her some bute in her dinner. Before our instructor got there she was trying to scratch her butt, and after she scrached it she stared shaking and shaking her neck. Poor girl. Sometimes I wonder how much it bothers her. Her heart rate is normal, temp normal. I guess I'll ask the Vet Thursday her thoughts. I don't want her to be in a ton of pain, but selfishly I don't want to lose her either. She seems so happy. I know I'm over-reacting. I still get sad that she's so broken.
Off to buy a magic stick. ;0) (no, seriously.)