She actually looked quite good all summer. But last week Mother Nature decided to give us another kick in the crotch through the summer that never was and the temperatures plummeted last weekend. It was the middle of August, and I was wearing a merino wool long-sleeved shirt with a light jacket over top to ride.
Apparently Phantom felt the difference in temperatures. She turned into the old lady with the gammy knee. I had two rides where she warmed up really slowly and didn't feel very comfortable. I decided it was time to get her some hock juice.
|Road trip! Waiting at the vet clinic to unload because the vet was late (of course!).|
When I returned to the barn, I grabbed Cisco. Since the trailer was hooked up, he needed to go for a car ride.
|Where are we??|
I managed to get him on a few times, but he did the fly backwards right away thing. Then he got the donkey look on his face. I had zero patience at this point in the day, and though I would have loved to spend an hour working on it, I didn't have it in me.
So I grabbed Phantom and put her on. Only she figured she was done for the day and didn't want to get back on. Grrrr.
|Needs extra sedation to do anything with her but then she just wants to sleep it off.|
|Such a drunk pony. Good thing I was the designated driver!|
Phantom gets a few days off with bute then can start to get ridden again on Monday. I'm hoping to take her on a field trip next week, so fingers crossed she's ready by then!