It took me a while to catch up, but Denise reading about your sister made my heart break for you. Losing someone you love dearly is never easy. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers throughout this trying time in your life! I feel so close to our group of "online" buddies, each of you is in my prayers!
I have not been up to much. No riding at all for me, but thankfully I have been able to watch a friend work Whiskey under my supervision. I hate to let him go to waste while I am healing so a girl is coming out tomorrow to discuss a possible half lease for the next few months.
Drifter is having problems with his RR again. Same leg we performed arthoscopy on in May. It seems to be very stiff. I have started him on some MSM in hopes that will help. I probably will eventually take him in for xrays but right now he is happy and moving fine and wont be ridden while I heal anyway- so I am going to see what time off will do. He has had so many problems with that right rear leg that I am beginning to think he is just going to be retired. I love him too much to let him go, especially while I have the funds to care for him, so if he is just a pasture pet with occasional riding he will become my pasture pet with occasional riding. But I don't know how many more problems that one leg can take. Bone chip, his hip scar tissue injury, a torn stifle ligament, arthritis and now whatever this is. Aargh! I think he was ridden too hard at too early of an age and now the issues are showing themselves. He is only 10 as of January. Too early for all of these problems!
At least Whiskey is sound and well! For that I am thankful. He is turning into a fantastic little horse. Everyone who sees him in the pasture always remarks on how athletic he is. He performs natural rollbacks in the pasture- its pretty neat to watch! Maybe I should have made him a reiner ha ha.
I hope everyone is doing well! I loved the fall pictures and I feel you on the struggle of saddle fit! Drifter was a nightmare to fit. Eventually the perfect saddle will come!