|Gate bent & open~|
Yesterday morning with my first few steps - I knew that it was a sprain - no doubt. Walking hurt. I drove up to my friend Joyce's to pick up Khari's heavier blanket that had needed repair. When Joyce saw me "hobbling" - at least a "Grade I" lame - she knew I was mad! :-) She gave me some pain relieving patches that stick. I plan to use them!
I wanted to get Khari out, the weather was much nicer than what the weather forecast had been predicting, so saddled up & away we went. Once my foot was in the stirrup, the pain really wasn't all that bad. We did a couple nice sets of trotting & cantering, again going over to the trails that had been closed off. Once home, I knew right away that I hadn't done the ankle any "good".
Now I'm doubling my dose of HA, staying "off" the foot today & using Butch's cane, which he says he will inscribe with the word "cripple" in my honor! :-) I've ridden with a broken wrist & other injuries over the years, so hope with a few days off - things will be tolerable. Question is now - who will I find to trot out the mare?