Today was the day to get my cast off and it did come off, but my wrist is still swollen and bruised and that's when I realized I have a much longer time before I'm all healed. I'm in a splint for 6 weeks now. I was bummed, but I knew working with Cork would make me feel better. It was bitter cold today and with the windchill it had to be below zero, but I ventured out and got my hubby to take a picture of us with our New Years hats on. Cork is such a good boy with my wrist being fractured. In the last week I've ventured out more and brushed the horses, but today was the first day I took Cork out of the pasture.
After our photo shoot, I started teaching him to bow in the barn out of the wind. He got the knack of getting the treat between his legs and we stopped there. He was puzzled at first because the treat was in my right hand and not left, but he figured it out.
I looked back at my goals for this year and while I didn't accomplish the parade, I think Cork is considered a well rounded trail horse now and we started in barrels and we like it and look forward to that in 2014!
Ms. Willow.....oh, Ms. Willow. With my wrist my husband is handling her right now. I was afraid when she got away with not lunging the day I fractured my wrist, we would pay and that is what has happened. She is a youngster and is pushing buttons that we need to stay on top of. It seems to stem from food, which makes sense since she was starving when she was rescued. We have developed a system and are fine tuning it as we go and she's getting better. This year might be better spent with more ground work and a little riding with her.
I want to thank Denise for doing the RAC! I will miss this so much in 2014 and can't wait until 2015! I have enjoyed all the posts and becoming friends with you all! Keep up the good work!