Not-so-wordless Wednesday

I’ve uh…really been meaning to blog. Honestly. But when you’re trying really hard to do this –

– the small things get put on the back burner (basically anything fun lol).

Well, except riding, thankfully.

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Hello. You get me treats, yes?

However many weeks ago (maybe 2 now…?) the vet came out to help us with Kahlua and trimming her feet (I also swear I WILL give you guys a Kahlua update er….sometime?), I spoke briefly to the vet about Amber’s progression. I wanted to chat with him a little more, but he had an appointment to get to so I could only tell him about how Amber seemed to be doing. After her very positive visit at the beginning of August, I’ve been riding her very lightly – walking, jogging, and cantering only a little, and just the few times she’d offered – but she has actually felt pretty good. A lot more stable, like both hinds aren’t bothering her as much.

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Riding in unicorn socks because I do ride a unicorn lol

He said to go ahead and keep doing what I was doing, keep her up in light riding, and see how she’s doing next visit.

I think I lost some hearing after he said that. Was just a bit in a daze, wondering if I was hearing correctly. Thankfully, I really was hearing right, so Amber and I have played around a bit. I mostly rode western, but just wanted to wear my English get-up a bit, and took a shot at doing dressage things like we did a year-ish ago. And Amber remembered. My smart little mare remembered it all. Plus, it actually seemed like she liked the dressage a little better. Sure she needed to up her pace versus her baby western jog, but I was helping support her, whereas in western I let her support herself, and I think that was easier for her in a lot of ways. After a few more short rides with her doing well, I switched up her tack back to her dressage stuff.

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During a quick “test” to see how okay she was cantering. I have certainly missed cantering my pony ❤

It feels amazing to ride again. We’re really just doing walk/trot, with the occasional tiny canter just to feel how she’s doing. I’m hoping that with the walk/trot work we can work off a bit of that scar tissue that’s around her stifle. I don’t think her gaits will ever look normal, but I really don’t want to subject her (or myself) to more surgery. It’ll be what it’ll be; I’m just happy I can ride her occasionally again, and I know that she’s very happy to be working (lightly) again.

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Prettiest red mare ❤

My sister is doing really well – walking around and continuing to get better. Good news all around for her, so we’re all very relieved and glad that she’s not any more worse for the wear than she already is after her accident.

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Amber found out that alfalfa may be yummy but stuffing her face with a bit in her mouth is not easy at all lol.

I’ve been planning to go to Kentucky next year, and I’m pretty excited. I LOVED going in 2017, and can’t wait to see it all again! I had so much fun last time I went, and can’t wait for the early bird tickets to open up in October. I’m going to make it into a nice vacay and head to South Carolina to visit family after the show is done.

Other than that, not much is going on so far!

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Unicorn status right here ❤

10 Comments on “Not-so-wordless Wednesday

  1. aww ❤ ❤ so great to see the riding pics again! and so happy to hear that you're getting to enjoy those moments with her, i'm sure she enjoys it too!! that's exciting about kentucky next year too. we haven't finalized any plans or anything, but if the group i go with is going again next year i'm probably also gonna go. will let you know 😉

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    • Thank you! She’s been nickering at me a lot recently, and for a horse that isn’t a talker it just makes me happy that she’s happy. Yes please do! I want to keep in touch too, since it’d be awesome to finally meet some fellow bloggers!

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