Friday, June 29, 2012
If Wishes Were Horses
I feel like we've known each other forever.
Amongst blood, flex and neurological tests it appears the issue is in Bob's knees. They shake as he stands and I can see him making an effort to keep them locked in place as he grazes.
The Vet noted a change in Bob's ability to stand comfortably from when she'd last seen him in December. In the past I'd noticed that sometimes his knees shook but never thought of it as an issue and I agree, the shaking has increased and is probably why he has fallen.
Initial blood test has returned negative. Awaiting the EPM results before we go any further.
It's already driving me nuts to not be able to ride Bob. It makes me sad to recall the two great riding horses I had last year. I could always hop on Bob or Poco. Spins my head to see what a change a year makes.
I've worked so hard to become the rider I always wanted to be while overcoming confidence challenges. I've struggled so hard for Bob and I to be one team. I already miss hauling him and seeing his nose sticking out of the trailer in my mirror.
I'll continue taking lessons on a Lesson Horse. I'm grateful to have a Lesson Horse to ride but it's not the same. When the lesson is over I have to put him away, I can't linger and ride longer.
Sigh. If wishes were horses, I'd be riding Bob...