Rumor's First Show! 5/18/13

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Rumor's First Show! 5/18/13

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    05-19-2013, 12:58 AM
Rumor's First Show! 5/18/13

I'm ecstatic!

After sooooo many months of recovery, I was finally able to ride Rumor at her first show since the injury last September.

It was rough. She was in heat and feeling sassy and herd-bound but we made it through without any rearing or bucking or falling off.

And even if she didn't act very well, I still have fun finally being able to ride her. And she **** well looked pretty out there! She got a lot of compliments and many people came up and asked about her.

I went through 3 bits with her tonight. *sigh* The Myler snaffle I usually ride her in ='ed no brakes tonight. So I put her in my combination bit, which she did okay in. But every time I asked her to go right (with legs, seat and rein) she was tossing her head and throwing a fit. So I went to a hack. And she still was doing head tossing and being a brat. She just had her teeth floated when we had spring shots. She just needs to be worked and more miles put on her to work out the attitude! But after 8 months off, what can you expect?

I was very patient with her tonight. I stayed off her face when she pulled her hissy fits. Just sat them out and used legs pressure to get her moving again. Just being able to ride her in the arena was such an achievement for us.

Onto the pictures and videos. Sorry about some of the videos being dark. The sun was going down. get the drift! And during kegs, my moms horse was impatient and nudged her arm, so that's when the camera wiggled. LoL.

Standing impatiently with my mom and Nutmegg.

^ That's right, you heard correctly! A time of 95 seconds! We were smokin'!

And just for reference...This is where we were the first part of September 2012...After 5 days of stall rest because she couldn't place weight on her leg. At all...
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    05-19-2013, 01:11 AM
Green Broke
Nice pics! Glad your day went so well.
    05-19-2013, 01:13 AM
Thank you!

Oh yes, one more picture of her pretty face...

    05-19-2013, 03:14 AM
What happened back in September? Looks like it was horrible. She's beautiful though and looks great. You sure do have some amazing looking horses. I'm kind of jealous. :P
    05-19-2013, 03:29 AM
Awesome! Good luck for the future. Have I mentioned that I love her coloring?
    05-19-2013, 09:42 AM
Originally Posted by barrelracer516    
What happened back in September? Looks like it was horrible. She's beautiful though and looks great. You sure do have some amazing looking horses. I'm kind of jealous. :P

Here is the thread that follows her injury and her recovery. Long story short.......she got a well placed kick to the inside of her hock. Ended up contracting a bacterial infection, that developed into cellulitis and the bacteria traveled into the joint. She was on her death bed . We gave 30ccs of penicillin 2x daily, and 30ccs of gentamicin 1x daily intramuscularly. 5 Shots a day for 6 days. Then she was on smz tablets for an additional 5 weeks. She had 2 Joint flushes.

Ultimately she was put 6 Months of pasture rest. The infection ate away at her bone and it had jagged edges. Six months later, a second set of xrays revealed new bone growth and its smooth and rounded. (Amazing recovery!) we had a very slight chance of this type of recovery. Most times, the bone will "honeycomb" and continue with the sharp edges and pain. Then surgery is required and the horse will never be the same.

She ended up with a tiny bit of arthritis in her hock. Which is extraordinary considering what she went through...
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    05-19-2013, 09:47 AM
Originally Posted by Poseidon    
Awesome! Good luck for the future. Have I mentioned that I love her coloring?
Thank you! I love her color do and am trying hard to keep her from washing out And looking bay. My dad thinks she's so boring and bland looking because she has no white. I think she's elegant looking because of the no white. I love her.
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    05-19-2013, 10:26 AM
Congrats! So glad to hear she's doing so well even if she was a bit of a pill. Give her an extra scratch from me.
    05-19-2013, 01:40 PM
Wow that's incredible, glad to hear your day went well!

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