Looking forward to a day together with our horses we packed a cooler and it was a beautiful 60 degree day in southern Ohio in January.
Since Jim would be handling Rosie both on the ground and riding, I wanted to be sure that Rosie's brain was in the game so I hopped up on her bareback. Well -- I attempted to that is. When I pushed up off the tall jump block my left knee made an audible pop, and felt the crunch grind along with the worst pain ever. Had to have Jim lift me off her. I was bound a determined to not let this ruin our day so I hobbled into the tack room, grabbed an ice pack from the freezer and one of my standing wraps. I "cowgirl up'd" you could say wrapped my knee, loaded both mares into the trailer and headed out.
Thankfully Logan, my youngest son, came with us and the clinician was very gracious and allowed him to take my slot with Bonnie. I spoke to the clinician explaining Bonnie is EXTREMELY sensitive and Logan is very green with only a handful of rides in the past few years and has never ever done any ground work. To say I was nervous on how the little spitfire mare would be for Logan is an understatement.
Clinic was about moving your horse around and getting to want to be with you "Join Up".
|Helping Logan with the stages of "Point, Lift, Swing"|
|Whatcha Do'n Boy?|
|Hmm -- you look kinda interesting!|
|"You're not paying attention to me!" sneak attack!|
My injury - torn lateral meniscus - pre-surgical MRI is this coming week. I'm hoping surgery is scheduled asap as I have a goal to be riding by mid March for the Ride The Park event at the Kentucky Horse Park.