Cautiously Optimistic

Of course, right after we started treating Freedom for Lyme, winter returned with a vengeance. The temperatures dropped from low 60s to less than 10 degrees overnight and then we got about a foot of snow. I was able to get two short rides in, and they’ve left me feeling very hopeful. His back is […]

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Treating Freedom: A New Diagnosis

Readers of my blog will remember that last fall Freedom was diagnosed with arthritis in his Sacro Iliac joints. He had his SI joints injected and I hoped that he would feel better soon. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Massage helped a bit but he still refused to hold his left lead canter. I put him […]

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First hunt of the fall season — and I’m tired!

About three minutes into the first gallop after the hounds were cast, I realized that I haven’t been galloping enough. My legs were already feeling “the burn” and we had a lot farther to go! However, once the adrenalin kicked in, I managed to stay with a very excited Freedom through all three pieces of […]

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