Annnnnd here I was thinking that with a couple snaps, cracks and pops, I would have my horse back... Not so much. Chester this morning, and afternoon and evening, was almost worse then he was yesterday. Ummm - I thought Dr. Cove was supposed to fix you? I guess his magic wand wasn't working as well as it had been in the past. Dammit!! I want my horse back!?
Logic here - Of course he is going to be more sore today then he was yesterday moron - would you feel like the cat's ass if you had all that cracking and popping going on? Doubt it. Pack your patience Missy, this is going to take a couple days.
Hey logic - Two words: EFF! OFF!
Dr. Cove assured me that his stiffness in front is because of alllll the things that were wrong in his hind end. And I am doing my best to believe him. This is going to take time. I mean, that makes sense right?! All his muscles have basically shriveled up into nothing and all of a sudden he is moving again. If it were me, I would hate that. And be sore in the process of beginning to move again. Dr. Cove was nice enough to point out where my pelvis was - and he said to me 'what would you do if you got hurt right there?' My response was something along the lines of 'become stiff as a board'. I guess when you weigh 1200 pounds, working out the kinks takes a while. (The horse weighs 1200 pounds, not me...ha.) I did ride one of Kelly's horse's today - Tiki - and we had a little jump lesson with The Boss at their farm...wow, speaking of sore, it has been almost 2.5 months since I have ridden - let alone jump anything - and I am pretty sure tomorrow morning when I wake up, I will be feeling much like Chester is.
He was out of his stall for 5 hours today...and I spent 5 hours today walking around the arena, making sure he kep moving as much as possible. (Not a whole 5 hours straight mind you.) He comes out of his stall sooo stiff - it is heartbreaking..but then as soon as he is in the arena he moves much better. He will also be the recipient of a Hot Towel/Epsom Salt soak tomorrow morning before I make him walk.
Here is hoping we see improvement tomorrow.
Speaking of magic wands, I could really use one right now...