All the updates.

It has been a long while since I posted anything then some pictures! I think the last real blog post was before Luna’s surgery !

If you don’t remember – because it has been so long – the wound that Luna had on her leg ended up being because she had one very broken splint bone!

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v. broken

That was a fun surprise ! Not. She was scheduled in for surgery a few days later and off she went! The clinic is literally right down the road from the barn which is nice. Not so nice is the fact that dingle berries tried to fold her self in half trying to come back out of the trailer after she went in. That was fun. Great way to give me a hear attack horse.

My vet was nice enough ( is it nice ?) to let me watch the surgery. My god was that nerve wracking. And running behind. Pete’s penis cutting took longer then they thought it would. Poor Pete. We couldn’t really see much due to how they drape them and the fact that the viewing window is on the same level as the surgical room. But maybe that was for the best to not be able to see much of it.

Everything went well, and I even got to keep the fragments that they took out. Which were a shocking amount. Don’t ask me what I am going to do with them, I just thought they were cool. #horsepeopleproblems

 

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first five minutes of turnout….whhyyyyy

She came home and did really well on stall rest after the surgery which I was a bit shocked by. She did have one crazy moment in the cross ties when they are cleaning her stall and ripped her halter in half so that was great.

We did have to deal with some soft tissue damage from the broken chunks rubbing. I decided to spend my monies and we did shockwave which I have always found to make a big difference and an injection of Amnion that was suggest by my vet. She says that we wouldn’t have seen as much healing as we did if we had not done that. You can’t even see anything going on in that leg and she is sounder then I think she has ever been!

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there is a fin up there

So now we have just been focusing on getting fit again, trying to find a saddle that works for us again and staying in one piece. She is not doing very good at the last thing, and is also being a pain about the second thing!

Well that was unexpected.

As you know from my last post, or if you follow me on social media, Luna hurt herself (again) last month. It was looking better, until it wasn’t – which was about a week and a half ago that it got worse.

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giraffe mode engaged

Sent pictures to my vet and got a response of :

“We should x-ray that”

Because that’s exactly what a horse owner wants to hear late Friday night of a long weekend! Luckily she was already coming out to my barn on the Wednesday and I tacked onto the appointment.

You know when you can’t make it to the appointment, and someone else has to hold your horse, and you are just sitting and waiting….and waiting……..and waiting ? And how uncool it is to be waiting…. Yeah well I tend to just freak out. Which of course is exactly what I did. Of course. Good thing Luna’s favorite auntie was there and texting me about it.

I guess I had a good reason to freak out?

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not supposed to look like that.

We have one very broken splint bone. YIPPEEEEEE. Not the end of the world. But right now we don’t have an idea as to what, if any, damage there is to the suspensory. Which it is rubbing on. Which is why she only had a couple days here or there of any lameness.

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back to pony jail she goes

The surgery is already scheduled. She goes in Monday night to have surgery on Tuesday. It’s the same surgeon that did Calika’s colic surgery so I have no worries that he will do a fantastic job. I even get to watch.

Which may be a terrible idea.

But I don’t care because sitting at work, or even at home, during the surgery will make me have a nervous breakdown. I am super interested in seeing surgery done, just wish it wasn’t on my own horse.

So blog land, what are your tips on keeping an angry mare happy in a stall!? She was fine when she cut her other leg last year because there was usually an other horse in with her. BUT this time she is the only horse in all day. And there are bugs. Flies are annoying. Mare is already pissed off and you can see how strong her side eye is in the above picture….that was only half a day into stall rest…so throw some ideas at me please  !

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sharing my wine

Things never go to plan

It’s been a while….again. Life, it’s busy. We went on holidays, work is busy, beagle is busy. Horse is still hurting herself.

Yup, she has done it again. For the third time in less then a year.

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look at those antennas

It isn’t as major as the previous two times which is a nice change though. But it is still a bummer.

I think it has been a month since she cut herself. Maybe 3 weeks? She has had most of that time off since she did it the same day the farrier was out and her toes were a little tender after that and all of this wet weather.  See below on “wet”.

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wtf mother nature you can stop raining for a bit now

Pretty sure that I might get swallowed by the mud monster sooner then later. The horses are over this. The only dry anywhere is on the path to the barn, and the barn itself. We needed the rain, but not this much rain, for this long. All that in the forecast for next week is RAINRAINRAIN.

At least she’s pretty.

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The Move.

Well we made the move…almost two months ago now LOL. What can I say, life has been busy and I just have not had any time to blog.

First of all, Luna self-loaded. So gold star for her there.

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She sort of made friends

Secondly – everything else went equally as well ! She did NOT want to share Twiggy with the rest of the mares in the pasture, but they seem to have made some friends finally ! Thank god, because my horse doesn’t make friends easily. Lol.

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theres even room for puppy parking lol

I really miss my tack house locker that I was able to have at the old barn. It fit so much stuff. Like all of my stuff, and there is a lot of  it! I could even fit all of my blankets in it easily ! Current locker is a good size for being a barn locker, but I don’t have any shelves or anything in it and it is hard to get everything in there without piling stuff on top of other stuff.

Luna isn’t the only one that is on the move either…

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R and I are selling our house ! We’ve had a couple of viewing so far that haven’t gone anywhere but at this point it has only been on the market for a week so hopefully we get something soon ! Wish us luck !

 

 

 

 

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes !

A lot has happened in the last week and a bit since I have sat down to write out any blog posts ! My life is always hectic, it’s just been a little bit more stressful lately.

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I don’t think my horses back is sore anymore….

Luna is allowed back into “full work” again. We are just taking it extremely slow as I really would like to keep her back protected and gain as much proper muscling as we can without over doing it. Not a lot of fast work, mostly walk/trot and long and low trying to sretch out that back and work it better.

She has been feeling so much better since the vet was out. The difference has been crazy. I had had a lady out to do a PEMF treatment on her on Friday, my old trainer, who I’ve been using as a personal trainer to help myself, is coming to see her next weekend to give us a program and see how we are affecting each other. I feel so much better when I stick to her program, so I am looking forward to what she will do for the both of us.

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contemplating life and clean saddle pads

My parents were down the weekend before Easter and we got to meet their new doggo Bella !

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Bella the model

There was lots of beagle yelling as she was very put out that her grandma and grandpa would DARE bring a new dog into HER own house !

But the biggest change of all is horse related….we are moving barns! It’s been a change I’ve been thinking about for a while now, but it is finally coming to fruition !

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Luna’s excited to move !

 

Answers.

Well the vet was out again on Thursday to do their thing and find out some more stuff on what has been going on with Luna lately.

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Angry, drunk pony

The ultrasound showed some changes going on, better then the x-ray showed the week before. Right now the vet is only grading them as being mild changes.  Not exactly what a person wants to hear any day of the week.

We had a few different treatment options : shockwave, mesotherapy or injections. I chose to do the shockwave since it worked so well for Calika, and the mesotherapy.  The injections weren’t a necessity at this point, and from here on out we at least have a reference point to go off if the pain relapses at a later point. Which I hope it doesn’t.

The mesotherapy was interesting to watch – even for a person that does not like needles. She got a combination of traumeel, lidocaine and dex from about her T15 to L2-ish region. It is supposed to “reset the pain” according to my vet and give them a chance to start feeling better.

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day after – she was feeling much better

She has definitely been feeling better. She’s been LEAVING THE BALE to come to me when I go out to get her. Yeah, the hippo mare is actually leaving food to come and greet me. AND nickering at me. WTF. I am confused.

Which then also makes me feel like a shit owner. She has been giving my signs that she hasn’t been happy for quite some time. I just thought it was something else. Hindsight is 20/20…but still…

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pretty sure she is feeling better lol

I get to get back on her on Monday for three light days before slowly working her back into what she was doing before. We are hoping that being able to strengthen her back/SI area will stabilize everything and maybe we won’t have to do what we do, or inject anytime soon. Time will tell.

For now she gets to have a cool racing stripe down her back 😂

inconclusions?

The vet came on Friday. They did their thing. We know some things now. And they aren’t as bad as I thought they would be.

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we do know she likes having her head held up

They are coming back again on Thursday to ultrasound and then we will start treatments right away. We’ve already gone over those, I’ve received the quotes and now it is just a waiting game.

I don’t want to go too much into it just yet as we won’t have a definitive answer until we ultrasound and see some more of what is going on.

I am very proud of my pony though. The once wild thang that used to make my one vet always say how good Calika was is now a sane, well behaved citizen for the vet. Except the one she saw when she had some tummy troubles. Because you don’t forget the vet that tried to shove tubes up your nose.

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Even when they give you the best drugs

So for now we are just playing an other level of the waiting game. Just for a couple more days. I am hoping we get the answers we need and she starts to feel better!

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so that we can get back to doing some more of this