Show Tomorrow But...
I didn't ride today. I had planned to, but social events intervened and I had a relaxing day instead.
First I sang two solos in church this morning--The King of Love My Shepherd Is, by Gounod, and Hear My Prayer by Mendelssohn. That went quite well, so I was happy. After church I went to lunch with the organist/choir director, his wife and another good friend.
I dropped by the Shop Rite to get some carrots and happened upon a dress sale at Dress Barn. So I spent at least an hour trying on dresses and ended up with three at very good prices.
As soon as I got out of the car at home, my aunt next door invited me over to a little barbeque. I hooked up the trailer for the show tomorrow, took care of the Boys and the cats and went over to find my cousin whom I have not seen in at least ten years there. We were really close as children since she lived next door. Needless to say, that visit took up most of the rest of the day.
While I could work a horse now, I have opted out, instead choosing to sit here for a bit and then clean my tack, my boots, and get my show clothes all set a ready for tomorrow.
Tucker had a really good school yesterday, so he will be just fine.
I did take the time to lunge Chance for a minute or two. He is definitely still lame, but also only about half as lame as he was yesterday. I have him back in his little pen and will monitor him closely. Like Claire, I am beginning to suspect it may well be a muscle thing, but time will tell.
I also plan on calling the animal communicator to see if I can get her to talk to him to see if he can shed any light on what's wrong. I hate having him in when he has such a good time playing with Tucker, but the playing may be the cause of the lameness, so we do have to be conservative here. Since I will be home most of the time for summer vacation, I can try to make his confinement as pleasant as possible by getting him out to graze on the lawn every day.
Off to clean tack or boots or find my show clothes.