At age 69, I finally got the rig, most of the gear, and a horse (ok, so technically "The Accidental Tourist" is a pony) together for my foray into trail and distance riding. Our initiation ride was 14 miles of muddy mucky trail on the "purple" loop at Salt Fork Lake State Park (ohio) with the Guernsey county chapter of OHC. I see that there are still equipment adjustments to make as the saddle slipped backwards on the uphill portions. Bonnies hoofboots made it, even of the hinds were a bit…Continue
Added by susan golshani on June 26, 2011 at 8:16am — No Comments
A lot has happened sense I was on here last. I got my hips fixed, I will be "full duty/no restrictions" as of July first, however almost everything else is down hill from there. Early this year my mom was diagnosed with cancer, shortly after that all the bills fell on me and my other half. We have those all most sorted out and thought we saw a ray of light (mind you this is the condensed version of things) then tonight I was doing evening rounds checking on the horses and I noticed that…Continue
Equine Frustration. I think we have all experienced it in one fashion or another. I finally got the right horse, got him broke, rode a few rides, and really let myself go and saturated myself in endurance.
Then the cruel reality. The horse has ulcers! So he's been diagnosed with grade 3 and treated, and he's healed now. He showed mild symptoms that just never really added up until most recently, then it was so clear that was the issue all this time.
The mild "colic" issues,…