Unwrapping Kaswyn's foot was a huge mistake. The foot looked like it was closing up and healing on Tuesday and Wednesday, but today it had completely broken open and is now bigger than before. Dr. B said it was a tissue granulation process and will make the wound bigger and might produce proud flesh if I don't keep it pressure wrapped. He needs to stay with his foot wrapped for 3 to 4 weeks. During that time Dr, B says I can ride him and he can get turned out in the arena, just not in mud at all. He said I could even show him if he was sound on the foot, but that it was up to me.
My trainer looked at the wound and agreed with me that he should not show. It's one thing to take a horse to a show with a minor scrape somewhere. It's quite another to ride into the show ring on a horse that has a obviously open would. And the thing is like four inches long so it's not like it's small.
So far I've been taking this latest development in stride. If I were to think about it too much I'd become overwhelmed with sadness and then I'd just weep and feel sorry for myself. Since neither one of those things gets me closer to my goal if riding the best dressage that I can, I decided not to let this get to me. Sure, I'm sad, but I refuse to be buried by the sadness and "what if's".
At least I have another horse to take. Albert should be a blast and we will be riding at 5:38 and 8:09 (PM) on Friday, around 12:43 on Saturday, and 2:16 on Sunday. If you're' in the Northeastern Ohio area feel free to stop by and heckle me as I ride!
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