To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Unchained Melody

(Ray Stevens seemed more appropriate than a tear-jerker.)  (-: 

"Oh, my Lance, my goober
You make me laugh so much.
Another recovery;
As time goes by so slowly.
Time can only do so much;
Are you now sound?"

Last night Rick took a look at Lance's most recently injured ligaments. They are not as good as new, but they are as good as they are going to get, so we are cleared for take-off . . . or at least taxiing down the runway. We can start doing a little trot and canter work; Rick recommended working on the straightaway as much as possible, and cantering to the right and trotting to the left when turns are necessary. I think Lance will be happy; he's been offering trot for awhile now.

After ultrasounding Lance, Rick took a look at Breezy in the adjoining stall. (The topical chemo had no discernible effect; Rick is investigating the next option.) With the chain off his door latch, Houdini Lance got busy – and I documented the master at work:
Open Sesame!
It really is amazing what he can do with that mouth!

Thankfully, the quick-link and chain still has him stymied.


Mary said...

hehehe...what a mischievious face Lance has! Good luck on bringing him back.

Anonymous said...

That intense look on Lance's face; he's determined to figure it out yet.

I enjoyed the video.

Theresa said...

What a face! Oh I am so glad I no longer have a Houdini.
Poor Breezy, please let us know what the options are when you know them. So, sounds like trail riding to me for Lance. Do you feel he can be sound enough for the dance at some point?

thecrazysheeplady said...

What a little goomer :-D

Maggie said...

Lance is so clever! X