Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A cold

I think Henry might have a cold :(

I got to the barn, grabbed Henry, tacked up, did a quick lunge (he wasn't fresh at all which was surprising after having 2 days off) and hopped on.

He was a little wide eyed in "the corner" but we worked through it.

He was a good boy, cantered nicely- we worked on departures and them being crisp from the halt, walk and trot to the canter. He was a little heavy so we backed a decent amount but hey that's all part of the game.

My goal was to just get him out and moving around.






I cooled him out a bit and then hopped off and noticed that his nose was snotty. There is a cold going around and I was hoping that it would miss Henry- boo.

Hosed off his saddle area, cleaned my tack, put everyone away, got his grain and headed down to put him away.

Rode in my new boots again and they are feeling better. I noticed that my left ankle doesn't hurt go limp in them (can't push my heals down as far lol) so with that and after seeing the Dr, I'm am pretty sure I push my heal down to far/put to much pressure on the left leg/ankle/heal and cut off the use. The Dr said he didn't see anything and since it doesn't hurt any other time then about 20 min into my lesson that it isn't "hurt."

Pending is nose/temp: I might have a lesson tonight, off tomorrow, lesson Thursday, trainer ride Friday and lesson Saturday.

We rode with Kat and Magic

28 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed Henry doesnt have a cold. Glad your boots are getting more comfy :-)

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  2. Poor Henry! Hopefully he's alright

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    1. Thanks! We are going to take it easy this week :)

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  3. Awww, I hope Henry feels better!

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  4. Hope Henry feels better soon!

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  5. Hope it's a just a snotty nose. Simon has a lot of snot after a ride more times than not.

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    1. Im thinking its a mild cold... hoping it runs it's course quickly!

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  6. Hmmm...talk to Ann, she said something about some of the western horses having a flu virus at DH...just to be on the safe side.

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    1. Yeah the ponies have shared their colds with the rest of the farm... so kind of them!

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  7. Hopefully he's not really sick!

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    1. Im thinking its just a little cold

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  8. Hope Henry isn't ill and that the rest of the week goes to plan.
    Glad to hear the boots re getting more comfy, yay!

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    1. Im thinking ill take it easy on him for the rest of this week so he can get better :)

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  9. Fingers crossed Henry isn't sick!

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    1. Thanks! Im hoping it's nothing big!

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  10. The same thing happen to my left foot! It doesn't hurt, but I notice that my foot (especially the toes) go numb and I'm pretty sure it's because I am putting too much pressure and weight on it.

    When I can, I try to focus on putting more weight in the right and actually loosening my left leg.

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    1. Yeah that is what I have been doing and it's hard!!! ugh why can't riding be easy?! lol :)

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    2. I often wonder the same thing... then I realize I probably wouldn't like it nearly as much if it was easy, haha

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  11. All of this makes me happy to think that one day.. if/when I am a mom... I can still ride... a lot! Hope I am as lucky! :)

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    1. It's totally do able if you want it to be... and you have a supportive Hubby :)

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  12. Hoping he gets over the cold quickly!

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    1. Thanks!! Too bad I can't give him OJ and other cold fighting meds :)

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  13. Pain is beauty in the english world of tall boots. It's like getting a brand new pair of ballet toe-shoes... Or in my case, hockey skates! It'll be totally worth it in the end. Hope Henry is feeling better!

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    1. amen... i want custom boots but there is NO WAY i want to break in another pair anytime soon!

      Thanks! I'm taking it easy on him to make sure he's ok :)

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