Saturday, September 25, 2010
OK, now for Blazer...Well Blazer and I were entered to go to Middleburg Horse Trials Prelim this weekend. However, Wednesday night when I went to get him from the field he was favoring his left front. As any horse owner would I thought the worst. I called Dr. Johns immediately and she came to check it out and pulled his shoe. Blazer immediately stood flat footed and looked totally relieved. After removing the pad an abscess burst and so now we are soaking and wrapping him until it heals up. That being said, obviously Middleburg did not happen this weekend and we will have to re-route our fall plans.
I am super excited for this fall and to see where things go with Blazer and to watch Pharaoh progress. I've also been helping out a friend while she is at school by riding her mare who is coming back from an injury. Watching these horses come along reminds me what I love about this sport and working with horses. Getting on a horse and feeling an improvement from the day before and knowing that you made that happen always puts a smile on my face.
As I sit here watching the opening ceremony for the World Equestrian Games I realize how lucky I am to have done some of the things I have done so far with my riding. Although Blazer and I's plans have not been falling into place recently we have already accomplished so much together that a little bumpy stretch of road was due. I know that there is still a lot to come in my future and can't wait to see what comes next.