Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back in the Saddle

The vet was out yesterday and gave Phantom the go ahead for turnout and return to work. I couldn't be present for the exam, as I had to drive my mother to an appointment. However, Trainer Julie said Phantom was most happy to return to the gelding pasture.

I found Phantom contentedly grazing when I arrived today and he seemed happy to see me. Huge dust cloud when grooming. Quick longe and 15 minutes of trot work and a few lateral moves, and I called it good. Both of us content to resume our usual schedule.

So, between my mother's unexpected overnight stay at the hospital, the writers conference, and Phantom's bout with cellulitis -- I hope I'm done for awhile. Sheesh!

By the way -- this isn't my saddle. It's a look alike Berney Brothers dressage saddle.


allhorsestuff said...

What did he have?
Glad that things are going to get better for your mom and your horse!

Oregon Equestrian said...

Cellulitis. See my August 9 post. I feel very fortunate that it was caught early and he responded well to the meds.