Thursday, March 29, 2012


This week I have been on my feet doing 2,000 things each day. I've been tired and was looking forward to riding today.

I tried to rush from work, just to get pulled back into school for a meeting. Note: Don't change into riding breeches/boots. Meetings become awkward. My lesson was at 4:45, and I got to the barn at 4:35 (almost an hour in the car, thank you Seattle drivers! It's rain. It rains here 9 months out of the year. GET USE TO IT!) I rushed to get Mr. and gave him a quick look over, tacked him up and got to the indoor arena 5 minutes late (fail!)

While I was adjusting the leathers my trainer pointed out that Mr. had a HUGE swollen side. Right where my leg goes. I didn't notice because I didn't do a really thorough grooming. She touched it and he was super sensitive. Poor guy. I felt bad. He was extra touchy and since my leg would keep hitting it I decided that I wasn't going to ride. Boo. I was actually looking forward to it.

I called his owner and gave him some medicine. Hopefully the swelling goes down. Poor guy!


Net said...

Sorry you didn't get to ride - but what great news that you were really looking forward to it! Really, that's fantastic and makes me happy for you!

achieve1dream said...

Awww that sucks!! Did she have any idea what it could be from? I hope he's okay and that you get to ride soon. :D said...

I could be doing great things today instead of wishing I could canter my own horse without butterflies in my stomach.