Anyway, I'm taking this surprisingly well. There's a very good chance I won't be able to put him back into serious work for almost a year or more. I've already said that at his age, I might not ever want to jump him again after this. Too risky and just doesn't seem worth it if he reinjures himself. I'm pretty surprised with myself for not being more upset about this. I should be moping, crying, and generally feeling sorry for myself that this happened. I can't ride, my boy is hurt, and we have a long road ahead of us.
I just can't seem to get too upset about it. I've been in constant contact with the vet, researching as much as I can online, visiting him twice a day to make sure he's content and his leg looks ok. I worked out a schedule for his wrapping and hand walking, and we're figuring out how to schedule his PRP treatment at the clinic. I don't know if I'm keeping myself busy and not dealing with it, but I almost feel silly if I get upset about the situation. He's not in pain, and it's not life threatening. His well being is all that really matters to me. So what if I can't ride and we won't show this year?? He's still happy to see me the minute I walk in the barn, acting like his usual self.
Should I be prepared for it to sink in at some point and have a melt down?