Archive for the ‘OTTB’ Category

Turmoil

Jul
2013
19

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I have moved horse farms. It was sudden and very unpleasant. I was treated extremely badly by people I had always been kind, helpful and went out of my way for. It left a really bitter taste in my mouth but I was lucky enough to have a couple very supportive friends who helped me […]

posted by on Injury, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Vet

I showed up to the barn mainly to give Alex the head caretaker on site instructions on administering Jezebels new oral Ace compound. Were using this to dope my pony so she can have a couple hours of turn out in the small round pen a day and she wont go nutso running and jumping […]

Mind Lost

May
2013
21

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

So the controlled grazing isn’t really working. I’m blaming the weather. Its been like thunderstorm central around here, every day predicted chance of thunderstorms and when the pressure drops my horse likes to go nuts. Ive been taking her in the round pen where its a smaller enclosed space for her to graze. I  have […]

posted by on Barn tales, Injury, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I finally got the pins out of my hand last week, that’s the good news! The bad news? I can hardly move my finger, I can’t bend it at 2 knuckles and my DR is likely going to send me to expensive physical therapy that I will have to pay for out of pocket. Even […]

Bad Pony

May
2013
04

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Jezebel tried to kill Nik. At least that’s how I’m telling people the story. Jez has been really good while being aced for her walk rides that Nik and i got to thinking it might be a good idea to try her un-drugged. I’ve had better ideas in my life. So we get Jez out […]

Progress

May
2013
02

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Vet

We’re cleared for walk/riding. By we I mean Jezebel, I’m still broken and still now allowed to ride. However Jez can be walk ridden under saddle for 20 minutes a day for the first week, 25 the second and then 30 the third. So Nik is the one who’s gonna ride her until im cleared […]

Broken Bone Update

Apr
2013
28

posted by on Barn tales, Injury, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I was supposed to get my k-wires out last week. By out i mean my hand numbed up and them pulled out with pliers (i’m sure fancy medical pliers) But alas i haven’t grown enough bone yet. Two more weeks of wires and this splint. I was cleared to begin to handle horses in a […]

Le Sigh

Apr
2013
12

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I cant do anything at the barn and its making me very upset and frustrated. I’m not allowed to handle horses and i have to rely on other people to help my horse though this rehab. I’m extremely lucky for friend at the barn who’s been taking on the bulk of what i should be […]

Shazam!

Apr
2013
04

posted by on Barn tales, Injury, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Vet

They day after I got tossed into a fence and driven away by the EMTs on a backboard and neck brace a friend was going to lunge and maybe hop on my pony. Clearly she needed some work and i am pretty laid up. On the lunge it was clear my horse was lame, not […]

Bronc Riding

Apr
2013
02

posted by on Injury, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I wasn’t even going to ride, but it was so quiet that i decided why not. We had a successful trail ride the other day and even though spring was in the air and my horse was a touch cranky i though it a good idea to tack up the girl and put a few […]