Pony gal, I have compression fractures in my upper back, between my shoulder blades. The injury happened back in 2009 and I still have pain from it. So, I completely understand what you are talking about.
CW- glad your mother in law didn't ruin your New Years. Sorry you aren't able to ride. Hang in there...it will happen.
Stan, glad Bugs is progressing with the trailer training! I also think you should definitely keep Stella for a while longer!
Isabella and I hit yet another milestone today. I am so happy. It rained last night so hitting the trails today was not an option due to unsafe footing but we went out to the farm anyway so we could spend some time with our horses.
When I got there, Isabella was enjoying herself in the sun. She knew I was there but was way too comfy on the ground. In the past, she would get up as soon as I approach her. Today, she allowed me to approach her, crouch down, and love on her. It was such a cool feeling to know that she trusts me that much. When I was done loving on her and walked away, she got up and followed me.
I can't tell you how much I love this horse.
She was a little "off" today. I think she may have tweaked a foot or leg in the mud, so we didn't do much work. I didn't want to cause her any pain. Hopefully, she is spending the rest of the day resting in the sun!
Looking forward to the Redskins/Seahawks game in a couple of hours. Go 'Skins!
Don't know why my pic is sideways! Sorry!