Can't ride... Don't Care... WTH???
Some of you were following my posts about Zee's injury last week. Thank you all for your support! Sadly, as you may have seen, he was diagnosed with a torn suspensory yesterday. I had a feeling this might be the case, so I wasn't completely shocked when I got the news. Nobody at my barn thought it would be as serious as this, but I just had a feeling, and I know my boy pretty well. My fiance was totally floored that I was right and every other person that has actually seen him was wrong...
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?
I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.
Last edited by Zimpatico; 02-01-2011 at 03:38 PM.