Friday, February 08, 2008

Lame Excuses From Me

The Horses Look Fine

But my knees are still stiff and I had to go to the chiropractor after school for my neck.

I am pleased to report I haven't had any real neck issues for quite some time, but I was having lower/mid back issues, probably due to my knees. If my knees improve, I should be much more stable all around.

And in the stable more often. I'm just not too keen on working the horses after an adjustment as I like to have it "set" a bit before I challenge it by riding.

Of course, they all sound like lame excuses, and they probably are. The rest of it is that by the time I got home, the sun was edging towards the horizon and it was getting colder by the minute. Still not freezing, though. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the high 40's but it's supposed to chill down again on Sunday. I plan on dragging the arena on Saturday, so the footing my be OK on Sunday even if we do have a slight freeze.

OR, I can always take a hack since I now seem to have three pretty good trail horses to ride.

Worrisome news from Stacie about Lucky. He is still lame. By now he should be pretty sound. I am waiting to hear from her after she spoke to his surgeon today. She was waiting for a call back from him the last I heard.

Maybe some good vibes from us all will help. Lucky is a big, dark brown/black warmblood with a sweet personality and good potential in the dressage ring. Stacie raised him from a yearling and is truly devoted to him. I can tell from her message to me that she is really worried about him.
(Anyone who might have missed it: Lucky had surgery to removed some necrotic bone in his fetlock.)

Guess I shouldn't really complain about my knees too much, considering.


  1. Down right you should not do anything after going to the chiropractor! Let it rest. IMO this is NOT a lame excuse! You are number ONE, horses won't mind a day off ^-^

    Poor Lucky, I hope it is not related to the surgery, maybe a stone bruise or something else.
    Fingers crossed!

  2. Poor Stacie and Lucky so worrying, believe me ive been there and it was a horrendous time:((

    I agree after ive had bowen (not that ive had it for a while) the guy wouldnt let me ride for a few days so my body could adjust to the corrections.