Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Not Again

Finally, something besides tack posts.  I have been in Boston for a conference for the last week, which is why I haven't had any riding posts.  It was a very good trip, but now I am exhausted and looking at a full work week.  I was terrible and didn't do any sightseeing, but I did meet up with some friends from grad school.  I also saw Firebird (my one friend was playing) and it was really cool.

The weather was so nice!

So the Stinker front isn't looking so great.  The wheels started to come off before I left.  I wrote about the one ride, but it went downhill from there.  He was a tense anxious mess.  He was trying, but I could tell something wasn't right.  So I decided to give him time off while I was out of town and see if that took care of things.

Proof I actually did something.

I am reserving full judgement, since I have only had one ride back and I already know he is a little funky after having time off.  But my gut is saying something isn't right.  I lunged him and he was not off, but at the same time he wasn't quite right.  He wasn't zippy and he wasn't wanting to bend.  I decided to get on him and walk to see if I could get him stretching and unlocked.  While we did get some nice moments he wasn't normal.  He got spooky in one corner and was tense and anxious (the anxiety sweats are back).

I had to try a lobster roll.

Right now my plan is to do my best to keep my sanity.  The last time something wasn't quite right was last summer when he had EPM.  I am wondering if he is having a relapse, which isn't uncommon.  Besides that the vet is going to look at him when he comes (fingers crossed that I will be able to get that day off), but it won't be for another nine days.  I am going to keep trying to walk him and see if it is the general stickiness that will work out in a few days.  My favorite dressage judge is in town and I am going to see what she thinks.

I don't know if he missed me, but I missed him.

16 comments:

  1. Im so sorry to hear this update about stinker :( I am hoping and crossing all my fingers and toes this isnt a relapse. PLEASE keep me posted and in the meantime try not to stress! I know its easier said than done, but it wont help you or stinker. All you can do while waiting for the vet is to try to monitor him and keep him comfy - I think if you can do walk work and such then it will be mentally good for you both.

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    1. I'm working on the not stressing. Thankfully work is keeping me busy so I don't have too much time to think.

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  2. Shitty! I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm sending good thoughts to both you and Stinker.

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    1. I know. They are worse than men...I don't have a problem cutting a dude loose

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  4. Fingers crossed it isn't anything that can't be fixed. Sending positive vibes your way

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    1. Thanks. I'm sure it is either nothing or totally fixable...you know with vet bills *runs head into wall*

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  5. Oh nooo :( it's so frustrating when they're nqr and it's not obvious. I dunno what to hope for but here's hoping it's something that is easily fixable and that he'll be back in no time. Or nothing, I'm really hoping it's nothing.

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    1. That one time I am really hoping that I am just looney tunes...

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  6. Oh man, I just went through a 9 day wait for the vet with a NQR horse. I really feel your pain. I don't have any helpful advice, I just hope time passed quickly and you get good news. I've been there, sister!

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    1. Thanks I appreciate it. Waiting is the worst part.

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  7. Yum, that lobster roll looks delicious. Sending good vibes for you and your handsome steed <3

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  8. Oh no, best thoughts for Stinker! Good luck keeping sane in the mean time, that is always challenging.

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