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    07-30-2012, 02:44 PM
  #4611
Foal
So very excited for you, Country Woman! Who knew that my off the top of my head google search would end up in you finding a place for lessons! From what Hunter said, sounds like it will be as great as it seems. Their website and the testimonials are awesome!

So great to keep up with other horse lovers here. My life has had me actually thinking about leasing or selling my dear Journey here lately. The issues with the bone spurs and stenosis in my neck had me scared to death to ride. I've been finding myself getting more and more anxiety about riding, even though Journey is so sweet! Argh! This mind!

First neurosurgeon said I needed surgery, no other options offered. But in June I had a second opinion, and this surgeon gave me much hope that I can function fine (even ride!!!) with physical therapy! Yes!

Then at the end of June my area was hit hard by that really bad wind storm where so many lost power. West Virginia was especially hard hit. Anyhow, I was out back helping clear out limbs that were downed in my yard from the neighbor's trees as he sawed them up. I got really, really overheated, and a totally benign, small sebacious cyst on my back flared up horribly and became infected, and SEPTIC within a week! Fast forward to end of July! It's healed after incising, draining, packing, home health!

This past weekend I finally rode Journey two times in the arena. Seems like forever! Short sessions, but so, so good for me!!! Please pray for me that I get the gumption to get back out on the trails again, or at least know if it's time to let her go. I'm hoping that physical therapy will keep building my confidence. Seems like so many things have happened to get in the way of my spending time with my horse. I love horses so much, and really value my time out at the barn!!!

I guess I hated to share because I wanted to talk about RIDING, not NOT RIDING!! I hope the rest of August consists of lots mor RIDING for me!

And CW, you go, girl~~~~~!!!
     
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    07-30-2012, 03:51 PM
  #4612
Trained
Yes I am in heaven right now for the moment
Will let you all know more tomorrow
     
    07-30-2012, 09:49 PM
  #4613
Yearling
Eagle Child you are in my prayers. I think you will ride again.

Country Woman I am so excited for you~!

Your Sophie fix for the night...

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    07-30-2012, 10:31 PM
  #4614
Green Broke
Awe thanks for the pic Susan. I Love her she is beautiful!
     
    07-30-2012, 10:45 PM
  #4615
Trained
Thank you Eagle Child for the heads up
Susan I am getting ready for tomorrow
Nice picture of Sophie
Hunter Nice to see you again
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    07-30-2012, 10:49 PM
  #4616
Foal
Sophie is so beautiful! And so is Hunter, and Kestrel, and Stella, and all the other horses whose names I can't remember, but have seen here! Horses make my heart happy.

Thanks for the prayers, Susan! I believe I will! I'm a teacher and have to start back on August 17. Aargh! Love my job, but where did this summer go? Doctors, home health, antibiotics. Bleah!!! Glad I had that second opinion doc though, because he's the one that said NO SURGERY! The exercises really do help! I jogged Journey a good bit on Friday and then again Sunday and I'm not suffering today. Yay!

Grace, we definitely need pictures of the show! Have fun!
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    07-30-2012, 10:51 PM
  #4617
Foal
CW, can't wait for pictures of your smiling face tomorrow!
     
    07-30-2012, 10:53 PM
  #4618
Trained
Just getting things ready
     
    07-30-2012, 11:02 PM
  #4619
Yearling
Hi all!

CW - I've been thinking about you all day today, I hope tomorrow is fantastical for you!!

Eagle - will keep you in my prayers, lady. I think you'll be riding well again, if you want it bad enough. I've been hearing stories recently of riders who've been told they'd never ride again, and are now performing at levels they never thought possible. I enrolled in my equine massage therapy school and then shortly after was diagnosed with a type of RA. It crept up on me fast, pain like I've never had to deal with. And I was pretty sure this dream of rehabbing arthritic horses was not to be. And then I had a friend tell me to not ever let pain take over my dreams. It struck me, that no way was I going to let this get in the way of what I've dreamed of my entire life. I may hurt, but as long as I have my horses and chasing my dream, the hurt isn't going to take over. Let Journey help you, even if it's just hand walking her for an hour on days you don't feel good enough to ride, it really will help you. Ok, limping off my soap box now ;)

Susan - SWOONING over Sophie fix....she's stunning, I never get tired of seeing her pics.

Rode Kes again today, and continuing progress. Rode some dressage patterns as well, and she was responsive and keeping a nice cadence. So excited to get to some dressage tests this winter!!
     
    07-31-2012, 12:33 AM
  #4620
Yearling
Wow - trying to get caught up on my reading of these posts and am overwhelmed with all the progress, accomplishments, and sharing that I'm seeing. I'll forget to mention some, I'm sure, but just want to say that I am so impressed with those of you who are dealing with challenges, set backs, life events, and others who are knocking down barriers and achieving goals. Wow! Susan, CW, Grace, Eagle Child, Hunter - you're all in my thoughts! CW, I can't wait to see pics and hear how your introductions went! Stan, love your joke! I think it's probably one that "she" would like, as well! With Grace, I am so so so happy for you that you figured out how to 'connect' with Kes for her best! Yay!
     

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