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The difference a year can make...

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  • The difference a year can make...

    One year ago yesterday, I posted this thread on COTH: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...ghlight=punkie

    One year ago today, I was sitting in my horse's stall at UF reading him all of the words of encouragement you all had sent along.

    One year ago tomorrow, I was curled up on the couch in the large animal waiting room just praying that my horse made it through his MRI and anesthesia safely.

    One year ago on Sunday, I got a tentatively optimistic report from the radiologist.

    And one hour ago today, I picked up this picture from ESI at HITS Ocala: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...40333852_n.jpg

    That was from last week in the Lows. Thank you so, so, so much to all of you who jingled for my boy. Not only is he back in action, but he's back and better than ever before. What an incredible difference a year can make!!
    Nine out of ten times, you'll get it wrong...but it's that tenth time that you get it right that makes all the difference.

  • #2
    He looks amazing! And I think he wants to move up if the six inches between his legs and the jump is any indication

    Congrats to both of you, I'm glad everything turned out so well!


    • #3
      Terrific horse & fabulous owner!

      So wonderful to see this "ending"


      • #4
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        • Original Poster

          Originally posted by Rel6 View Post
          He looks amazing! And I think he wants to move up if the six inches between his legs and the jump is any indication

          Congrats to both of you, I'm glad everything turned out so well!
          He certainly thinks he is, but trainers and vets say 6 more weeks :P We did do the Hi/Los (3'3") on Tuesday to get a feel for where he was at, and while he cruised around just fine, he came out looking like it was work, so that's when we agreed to wait 6 more weeks of fitness/conditioning and courses at 3'. Here's to hoping that he'll be ready to rock and roll in the A/Os by the summer
          Nine out of ten times, you'll get it wrong...but it's that tenth time that you get it right that makes all the difference.


          • #6
            Tears of joy for both of you!

            Equine Photography in the Northeast


            • #7
              I am so happy for you both! What a great pic from Ocala!
              F O.B
              Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
              Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


              • #8
                He looks awesome!! Congrats to you both
                Looks like he's already practicing for the A/Os, haha!
                Proudly blogging for The Chronicle of the Horse!


                • Original Poster

                  Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                  He looks awesome!! Congrats to you both
                  Looks like he's already practicing for the A/Os, haha!
                  He's pretty sure he's ready to go back, but he looked pretty bushed after he came out of the Hi/Los in the main hunter on Tuesday, so we're going to wait 6 weeks longer. He's such a trier, I couldn't ask for a thing more!
                  Nine out of ten times, you'll get it wrong...but it's that tenth time that you get it right that makes all the difference.


                  • #10
                    so glad!

                    You are on your way up up up! Enjoy!
                    breeder of Mercury!

                    remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


                    • #11
                      What a difference a year makes. Glad to see he is back and looking so good. I remember your original post and I remember thinking how great an owner you were and how much you obviously cared for him.
                      I am glad to see that everything turned out well.


                      • #12
                        So happy for you and your boy... Congrats!


                        • #13
                          I think I remember your thread from last year... re-read your first post just now and got a bit misty-eyed, but what a difference! I'm so happy for you that he is back and doing so well - great pic


                          • #14
                            You guys look great! What a great recovery! Kudos to you both!


                            • #15
                              Super news! Whenever I read your posts I wonder how he is doing.
                              Originally posted by JSwan
                              Prove it....Otherwise, you're just coming off as a whackjob.
                              Founding member of the "Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine" Clique


                              • #16
                                I wasn't around to see your post last year but quickly skimming through it right now gave me an idea of how hard the situation must have been. That being said, he looks fantastic! An encouraging story about what proper rest and rehab can do!


                                • #17
                                  I am so, so happy for you and your boy.


                                  • #18
                                    Right on! What an inspiring post!
                                    LEGADO DE RIOS


                                    • #19
                                      What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing


                                      • #20
                                        Congrats on a great rehab job! this story gives me hope that my boy's suspensories will respond to time and tlc. Thanks for sharing.