It was one of those days... Usually they happen on Monday's but for me - I should have known when I was trying to move out the stove, slipped, fell backward & landed with my left wrist first. The pain wasn't too bad, so I hoped for a sprain & went ahead, determined to spent time with Farah.
|Guilty! Now to the legs~|
I should have taken a before picture! If you can imagine mud from the tip of the ears, covering almost every inch! With no grass to roll in, Farah - who loves to roll - has a spot in her paddock. When it's dry - it's dust, when it's wet - well... I had put dust masks in the truck, then forgot them when I transferred things to the Bronco.
When I noticed that Farah's tail was 6" shorter than it's ever been, I asked the lady who works at the barn if Farah's crazy neighbor might be grabbing at it? No, I watched as she stood at the outside door of the stall, on a slope that puts her tail right under her rear feet if she backs up. Once the mess was scrapped off, hair everywhere, I put her in the wash stall & washed out her tail. She danced, pranced, moved from side-to-side & made it miserable on us both.
|Weight coming back on~|
Farah was good until we lost sight of the stable. I'd wanted to walk quite a way further, but after watching as she circled me at a gallop, bucked, reared & otherwise was a kite at the end of the lead - I turned back.
By the time I'd stopped at the store & returned home, my wrist was twice it's size - cracked. I went through all my wrist braces, all for the right hand - I've broken that one several times... Only one for the left - so we picked up a new one today. No cast for me! I've ridden 50-miles carrying my stick with a cracked right wrist at the Golden Ears Ride, in British Columbia. Eight river crossings! At the first one, Khari refused. I lent my stick to my friend, who whacked her & in we went! No more problems the rest of the ride! :-)
My consolation prize? Tickets were still available to the FEI World Cup in Omaha tomorrow! (I'd sold ours after I found out the date conflicted with the endurance ride.) Since these new tickets are even more expensive - I'm hoping that at least we'll be able to see!