Not only has Roxie been in on box rest, Milli has had a slight interruption to her work schedule after she had to have a week off after injuring her back leg. She had a small scab on the white part of her back leg which I washed a put a cream on but unfortunately we think she had a reaction to the wash I used and her leg swelled up so she had some antibiotics to give her a helping hand to fight what ever it was away! Thankfully she is now fighting fit and back to normal work and we are next out on Monday 7th July at Tweseldown Horse Trials with her.
Busy start to the week.....
We've had a very busy start to the week and yesterday was no different. We had Sofia Graham with us all day treating some of the horses on the yard as well as Carly from WOW Saddles doing saddle checks. It was great to have them both here at the same time and it was very interesting what we found with poor Milli. It has become clear that I was more injured in my fall with Roxie than I first thought! I think all horsey people are the same and we just power on regardless and yes I've been in quite a bit of pain riding but I just assumed I would get better with time. Sofia had a feel over Milli and she could feel some tightness through her back where I've not been 100% straight due to back injuries etc. Now this is were the 'WOW' part comes in because Sofia can treat Milli but my recovery is going to take longer so Carly has put a-symmetric air back in my saddles so I'm straight on Milli now! This is why I absolutely LOVE these saddles and the little adjustments that can be made are amazing! Once the a-symmetric air was in the saddle felt amazing and of course Milli was going much better immediately! This now makes me understand why she stopped at Stratford Hills because her mum was obviously sitting slightly skew-iff on top and she wasn't happy about it! She is such a sensitive little soul bless her!
Roxie thoroughly enjoyed her treatment from Sofia as well and as expected she was quite sore all over! Sofia also used the laser treatment on the wound on her knee to aid healing which Roxie wasn't too sure about to start with as it tickled her but she soon realised it was helping her and she continued her usual 100& perfect patient behaviour which really helps when bandaging as she doesn't move at all! I have to say though, my bandaging skills are looking very good now, I'll be bandaging better than the vets soon!
Lots coming up over the next few days and weeks so keep checking back to see how we're all getting on.....
***Keep Calm & Canter On***
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