Hey guys, I could use either some advice or some jingles :(
After this fiasco: https://www.horseforum.com/horse-talk...c-pics-440769/
Selena and I have been having a hard time getting things together.
I ran her at our local Run4Hope race (a benefit charity race) and we were slow, had two down barrels, and she was stiff in the neck and just tight.
I gave her time off, then ran her at a couple local gymkhanas. She started feeling better. Less neck stiff, looser, easier to ride and feeling better.
After that, she want lame. Puncture wound in her left hind and then very hurt on her left front (which we still don't know what happened there)
I brought her back again, ran her once, she felt pretty good. She'd been feeling really good since then. I finally just cowgirl'd up and entered her up in our local series, got all our sponsors back on board, nominated her, wrote a check for enough money to almost bring tears to my eyes, and went to our first race.
...One down barrel, neck stiffness, and no stretch in her run.
I decide it was a bad day. I school her slow in her second run and she feels fine. She feels good when I take her home. I keep riding her all week.
Today when I was riding her, we were loping around and suddenly we're on the ground. I don't know what happened but she hit her side on top of me. We are both very sore and she is back to limping.
I feel so defeated. It's been six months since we've had any sort of luck. Everywhere we turn something goes wrong. I don't know what to do. I pay $300 a month to board her, which I can just barely afford but I don't have anywhere else to put her. I've been kicked out of my house and am living with my boyfriend. He has offered to help me pay board and care for her but I don't want to give him those bills.
My chiro is out of town, my farrier can't see her til next week, and I absolutely do NOT trust any vets in this area. The one I used committed suicide a couple months ago.
I don't know what to do. I feel like I just want to quit.... :/ It's so hard to see the most important thing in my life hurt all the time, and I feel like maybe I'm asking her too much. I always go to the nines to keep her sound and happy, get her all the expensive supplements, liniment, magnets, and yet all of that can't seem to do a **** thing to help us right now.