My main concern going into my first ride of the season is that I AM LAME. Yes, you read that right. Yesterday we did a 20 mile conditioning ride with a couple thousand feet of climb. I was fine all day. Unsaddled the horse and the step up into my trailer is a big one, my right knee is not a happy joint as I've worn the cartilage down, so I depend on my left knee to get me in and out of places. I grab the saddle and pad, put my left foot into the trailer and hoist myself up, and P-A-I-N. Pretty sure I injured the tendon that secures your knee cap into place (patellar tendon). I can walk normally, but about hit the dirt if I try to step up. Mounting a horse should prove rather interesting...as it is that leg. All I can do is try.
We are still waiting on the appraisal for our place so we can determine if we will be able to build the new place. I have a realtor looking for land in an area where I'd like to build, and we are waiting for the bank pre-approval (based on the appraisal). I thought I'd found the houseplan I liked, but found a smaller one that I actually like better and would be conducive to pole barn home building.
Now, for your viewing pleasure!
Phebes x-rays trying to get to the bottom of the off in her left front. This first x-ray pretty well defines the culprit. On the right lower aspect (look for a bear's head and two ears) the right hand ear is the start of side-bone, most likely caused by her slight pigeon-toed way of going which wears her hoof in an unbalanced way, and creates a flare. She is going to be on a two week trim cycle for the next twelve trying to keep that hoof as balanced as possible and see if the lameness will resolve. She has also got very long in the toe and her heels have migrated in the wrong direction, and last be not least, that is a mild club foot with a slight inward curvature of the cannon bone (hence toe in).
The Green Bean Teams are still battling it out. I love this TEAMS concept so much! Hope we can keep that thing rolling for many years to come!