Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Determined Little Girl.

It has been a good week! I think, since my last post. Bad Blogger. Really nothing has happened that was all exciting. Last week I got to go up and spend the day with Donny. It was great to get out and see him and the horses. While at his first barn where we met at, he had to go see the owner real quick so I went and saw Sherman. Love him. After giving him his attention I went to find Donny. He was with the owners fighting with a mini. I lied, not fighting but that was what it appeared to be. I guess the mini mare was having issues giving birth and the were trying to pull the baby out. It was the weirdest thing I have ever seen, and ickie! Full grown adults putting their arms up past their elbows with the sucking, slurping sound. Ickie! Sadly the mini baby didn't make it and they had to call the vet to come help. All the more reason I am not breeding animals.

Last weekend I babysat so nothing there. But I rode for the first time since the accident. The first time I rode bareback. Pippi had a minor cut on her hip and the western saddle pad was hitting it so mom suggested bareback. I lunged her first with her bridle then got a bucket and slide on. I was tensed and worried and Pippi felt everything I felt and turned tense herself. After I took a deep breathe she chilled too and lowered her head. I only walked and did circles but that was a start. I rode again yesterday in the English saddle. I lunged Pippi and she seemed fine, at the canter a little buck here and there but still. I hopped on and we tried to see if my toes would work in the stirrups, nope. So I just walked a few laps and felt how she was, then decided to trot. I can't feel anything on my cast but I am assuming I was either hitting her or squeezing or something bc she was rather speedie considering I couldn't post and she had been lunged. And she kept wanting to canter. I am thinking my cast was signaling it bc she never just goes into the canter after she was lunged. We ended up working thru it and did some circles and waves. I was rather frustrated. I wish it was easier. I figured since my Dr. T said I could ride, I'd be able to ride. Darn leg. Self pity party. Worked all winter in the snow, rain, and cold temps just to break my let when the weather Was nice and show season came around. I have picture but those will have to wait till a different post. After riding my leg hurt really bad. It had been bugging me some here and there. I doubt I will try to ride again till it is healed or I just have a brace or something. I know mentally that I can't have my heal down, toes up or that my leg will feel Pippis barrel but muscle memory wise that is what is suppose to happen. So I kept trying to put my toes up and my heal down. And I kept thinking I should feel Pippi but of course I couldn't feel a thing.

This weekend is the local schooling shows first show of the season. Donny is going to take Pippi and do a few classes with her both Saturday and Sunday. I'll be there to video and take pictures. She really needs a bath, like bad but this week it is windy and kinda cold. I am hoping Friday it is in the high 60s or it might have to wait till Saturday at the show. So there is the update. I go to the Dr on Friday for X-rays and I bet he will tell me in 2 weeks to come back for X-rays and a new cast. I rather him tell me the stupid horse size calcium pills I am taking magically healed it and after a few weeks in a brace, BAM I am done. Oh I Wish....

5 comments:

Ruffles said...

Glad you got to ride. It must be incredibly frustrating.

Louisa Valentina; said...

Can't even imagine what you're going through however, I imagine it is very emotional for you. Keep your head up!

Checkmark115 said...

Not gonna lie, I was so distracted by the awesomeness of your new header that I didnt read your post.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I'm glad you got to ride. A year later, after breaking my ankle, I still find it hard to ride. Time does heal though and I keep making progress.

Great header photos!

Dreaming said...

I hope you got some great news at the Doctor.
Your mom sounds so wonderfully supportive of you!