Friday, 10 December 2010

The week is not ending as well as it began...

Do you want the good news or the bad news?

The good news is the horses are fine, the ice is thawing, and I've had a brilliant email from Lady's owners.  They have had quite a struggle with grass over the summer and have worked incredibly hard to create an environment which allows her as much movement as possible without too much sugar(!)  - I've posted about her woodland track here.

This week they took her to be re-assessed by her vet, as an insurance requirement.  The assessment involved her being lunged in the car park, as the arena was frozen, and they were all thrilled with how well she behaved and moved - she's good to go - even more!

The bad news is totally non-horse-related, but a shock nonetheless, as my Dad was hit by a car yesterday (on a crossing) and is in hospital with a broken leg, which they are apparently hoping to screw back together on Saturday :-(  I'm zooming up to Bristol some time today to see him, but its not the best pre-Christmas present for any of us...and for him and Mum least of all, of course.

However, I am hoping that over the weekend I will have the time to put together some posts on whole horse rehab, which I've been wanting to put up for ages.  Jen J has also asked about still photos of toe first/heel first landings which I have, but haven't put on the blog before, so thats something else to try and organise plus of course new footage of the rehab horses is long overdue and again the weekend should bring spare pairs of hands so I can finally get that done...(!).

7 comments:

Wiola said...

Oh dear how dreadful for you and your Dad! Hope he mends fast!

jenj said...

I'm terribly sorry to hear about your dad, and I hope he has a speedy recovery!

Akhal-Eventer said...

So sorry to hear about your poor dad! I guess it proves that we just never know what will be around the next corner. But it sounds like he has a very positive support group of family & friends.
Many good wishes for his speedy recovery from surgery!

Nic Barker said...

Many thanks for your kind thoughts and words - I went to see him yesterday and he is on good form considering, very positive and cheerful, so I am sure will soon improve.

Val said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

cptrayes said...

Hope your Dad has my pain threshold and your gumption. Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.

C

Nic Barker said...

Bless you all - the good wishes seem to be working - at least he is on good form and I hope will soon be up and about again!