I just couldn’t believe that three long years after Fritz was retired I was finally going to have a horse to ride again. Three years of looking, giving up, searching for a lease, trying horses, missing Fritz, and too much money spent on vettings only to have so many dreams dashed.
Horses tried: 12 States visited: 3 Videos watched: 792,431 I'll say it, horse shopping is the worst. I know, I know; cry me a river. But seriously, it's THE WORST. You spend every free moment scouring websites, glued to facebook groups, and reaching out to trainers. Then you finally find a few that have some semblance [...]
Fritzy had a rather disappointing six-month check in early March. He scored a 3/5 lame before flexions, his hocks have continued to straighten, his fetlocks have begun to drop, he has further muscle atrophy in his hindquarters and his left hind is overcompensating for the right with exaggerated movement. My wonderful vet wanted to check [...]
Part 2 is a bit more delayed than I'd imagined and this is still an incomplete summary of the layers upon layers of emotions I'm feeling. Even four months after his DSLD diagnosis, I'm not quite sure how to encapsulate all of the emotions that come with my Fritzy's condition. But I'll give it a [...]
This two-part post was three months coming, and even now I'm not certain that I'm quite ready to articulate how I feel. I'll start with an explanation of the devastating news, and in part two I'll attempt to tackle the emotions. The nitty gritty of heartbreak On September second, while I was across the country [...]
More than just the heat index has changed since I last posted. We added four fuzzy friends to the herd! On April 13, in a group effort with my trainer, we rescued two yearlings and a pregnant mare out of Bastrop Kill Pen. They went to quarantine locally where sweet mama delivered an adorable colt on [...]