Posts Tagged ‘retired racehorse’

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 […]

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 […]

Oh Horses …

Apr
2013
24

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, Vet

The vet came down to work on Lilly who is my friend whos been helping me with Jez horse. Sadly Lilly is lame and well guess what soft tissue damage so even though its minor Lilly will be following the same RX as Jez stall rest and hand walking followed by walk riding. This should […]

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 […]

posted by on Injury, Life with Jezebel

I was told in emergency that my finger was going to need a pin. Its a triangular oblique break and goes though the knuckle. Okay umm yikes but i’ll deal. I made the appointment with the orthopedist and a couple days later i was in the office ready for the pin ( whatever that means) […]

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 […]

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

My girl got a stone bruise its taken a couple weeks to heal. Granted i am giving her extra time off because because i’m a little paranoid about it manifesting into a abscess (dodged a bullet on that one) while this resting of the bruised foot was occurring a semi private pasture became available. One […]

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

It’s been a long time since I’ve written and not because nothing is happening. With work, and the bitter terrible winter cold (Yes, I’m being dramatic) I’ve been unmotivated to write. So an update is in order. Jezebel is wonderful and just as pretty as ever.  Over the fall we had a really bad case […]