Poor Georgie- Val and Tommy have been littering HER blog with cute pictures, while she gets shoved to the side. Sometimes it’s hard not being the star. But, she’ll be back in the spotlight soon enough.
Her recheck appointment went pretty well. I was hoping for a completely sound horse who would be ready to magically get back to jumping. Weirdly, that’s not what I got.
I hadn’t trotted Georgie since the last appointment because I honestly was scared she would still be off. And guess what. She was. BUT she was quite a bit sounder and the lameness was even more intermittent.
The vet palpated her suspensory and she didn’t mind- a vast improvement over two weeks ago. He also flexed the rest of her leg to make sure we weren’t missing anything else. She trotted off sound after each flexion,which was great.
I’m to continue to walk her, either hand walk or ride for 3 more weeks. Our vet is actually on vacation for a week which is why we pushed it to 3 weeks rather than 2, but he told me I am welcome to trot her after two and see if she is sound.
In the meantime I’ve been hand walking her around the property so she can have a bit more of an interesting walk than if we were in the indoor. Yesterday she decided she is sick of walking and had a mini “I want to gallop” meltdown in the driveway. So, I switched out her fuzzy ridiculous halter for her rope halter and we’ll see if we can walk outside with that. All visions of bare backing her in her halter outside have gone out the window for now.
I told trainer Sarah we could have the “how has this injury impacted our show schedule” talk once Georgie is sound. But I have a feeling I won’t be jumping that damned book jump AGAIN, or not nearly as soon as I had hoped.
Stupid book jump.
Here’s to more walking my favorite mare!