Wings and I had a fantastic ride yesterday evening. We got a late start and were out well after dark (so no pics) and our route wasn't the most scenic but I was very pleased with my horse. He had a real good attitude and willingly did everything I asked of him.
Although we didn't get anything last night I thought I would include a short video clip from a week ago:)
Leynaproof, Do you have to pay to be in those endurance races? And if so, how much do they typically run? Just curious, as I was training for endurance a while back but never actually got anywhere, lol
Yes, there is an entry fee usually anywhere from 75 to 95 dollars.
Hello all! Long time no update. It has been raining constantly here in Mississippi I feel like, and on the few days it is dry enough to ride I have been stuck in with school work. Got Drift over a major case of thrush in one foot, which was quite a chore. He is still healing from it but doing loads better.
Decided to go on a short 30 minute ride Sunday. Had an accident :/. We were going for a nice easy lope with a friend and Drifter was doing great. I asked him to open up a litlte when we came to a field and the base of a hill I sometimes like to let him run up. Some birds flew up from the tall grass next to us and my friend's horse spooked and bolted. Drifter and I were riding up on a small ditch we always jump, so I got up in 2 point expecting him to clear it. Well because my friends horse bolted he spooked and gave a pretty good "holy crap" buck! I ended up flying over his head. I flipped over his neck and head and landed right in front of him. It was a pretty hard fall. We were really booking it at the time.
He is a saint! Though! As soon as I came out of the saddle he slammed on the brakes and came to a dead stop. I landed on my shoulder right in front of him, if he would have kept running he would have ran over me. I was so proud of him!! My friend had trouble regaining her horse and coming back to my aid and since I had knocked the breath out of myself all I could do was lay on the ground and try to get my breath back once I had crawled to the side so I was no longer directly in front of Drift. He was SO GOOD. Did not move a muscle for the entire 10 minutes I was on the ground until my friend rode back up. Even then he didn't move, but she had a hold of his reins for me just in case.
Thankfully I had on my helmet and managed to protect my head as I fell. Sadly I had an AC joint separation on my shoulder and a fractured humerus. No riding for 6-8 weeks, and probably longer due to the shoulder injury. No surgery required though! Which is a blessing. Things could have been a lot worse. As it is my entire left side is black and blue, but at least I am still breathing.
It just goes to show you never know when something will happen. I already miss riding. Don't know how I am going to survive until almost May!
Bad things come in 3's as my grandma used to say! Drifter was due for another injury (i swear he gets them like clockwork. What is with this guy). He was playing around in the pasture this morning and fell on his face. BO called me and said he fractured a tooth and it seems to be swelling and causing him pain so I am going to meet the vets out there this afternoon in the next few hours. Wish us luck! We are an accident prone pair it would seem :/
I absolutely LOVE looking at everyone's pictures! It makes me want my first horse so much more though. There's a riding stable down the road from us, so when I get my horse this year expect a ton of pictures of us on the trails! *Puts on a determined face*
Thanks Anita Anne! And I know! My BO attributed it to his fall in the pasture because she said they saw him fall right onto the front of his face, but my vet says he also could have been kicked or any other number of things. It is just the one tooth though, no other tooth is damaged. It has a splintered part sticking out from the top and a deep crack that goes halfway down. Mild swelling on that side and he munches his hay fine but is refusing his grain and will paw and swish his tail in annoyance whenever he tries to graze. Vet got called for a colic emergency this afternoon so he told me to give him bute tonight and he would be out first thing in the morning. I don't know anything about tooth issues. Not sure if they will pull it or what? Aren't hirse's teeth constantly erupting? Wondering if it will just grow out. But at the same time it's obviously uncomfortable for him. Interested to see what my vet will say. A good friend is also facing fighting an infection in her horse's coffin bone so please keep her and her horse in your prayers as well! The horse is in the vet school for surgery. It's like the winter of bad juju down here! Posted via Mobile Device
I managed to work in 2 miles yesterday before the rain set back in. It was so cold though. Sunday it was in the high 60's and Sunny!! Yesterday in was low 30's freezing and windy and then the rain set in until late this afternoon. I swear...you could go swimming in my front yard!