Tuesday 11 February 2020

Not As Bad As I Feared

It was good news for Cisco from the vet. The hole (that she stuck her finger up in. Ewww.) seems to be just a pocket under the skin and it already felt like it was starting to heal. There was no sign of infection (or smell apparently, as she smelled her finger) so I just need to flush it daily. He'll get a couple days of bute to hopefully bring down the swelling in his forearm and he's supposed to keep moving.

By the time this gets sorted out in a week or two, I'm hoping that whatever else is going on regarding the Thursday night lameness gets sorted out. Maybe the few days of bute will help.
The right is twice as big as the left. But it's all above the knee so far!
I was hoping that Phantom would be drafted into my Number 1 horse for the next couple of weeks, but in reality, I probably won't get much riding in. At least this week.

The weather is changing yet again. The temperature is supposed to drop over 20 degrees Celsius overnight Tuesday, not to mention 5cm of snow. My drive out to the barn after work on Tuesday will not likely be fun. And I'll have to do all over again early on Wednesday morning, as I will need to be at the barn by 9am, leave by 10:30 for an 11:00 doctor appointment, then straight to work. Those days look to be the worst of the cold, so I can hopefully get my butt back in the saddle on Thursday. There's a clinic at the barn this weekend so I'll have to ride around that, but it should be doable.

Phantom got ridden on Sunday and she felt pretty good. Her trot felt even right from the get-go. I had put my baby spurs back on for this ride - maybe that helped convince her? We're going to up the trots to 3 minutes on our next ride, for a total of 15 minutes of trot. Sadly, I'll probably be far more out of shape than she will.


  1. I am so happy that it is not more serious!

    1. So am I... now I just hope I can get out there this evening as we had a bunch of snow and the roads are horrendous.