Thursday, August 20, 2009

bruised foot

mine, that is.

i'd groomed, picked feet out and went to apply the Effol hoof stuff ... was bent over doing the near fore, first foot, when she went to move and put said foot right on my right foot... full on .. she sharp took it off though and stood like a rock whilst i did the rest. haven't actually looked at it yet, but i'm expecting it turning a lovely colour. but i can still move my toes, so no fractures it seems.

I'll be so pleased when she gets into the stable at HH and settles down, we never had any of this grief there...

it was seriously windy when i arrived and no way i was going to ride in it - specially when i saw the big grey cloud being blown in .. so thought i'd do some flexions, or try to, since she pretended she was more settled and she's been so good about the ridden work lately ...

mistake.

she won't stand still ..

so i stopped that idea, and decided to try some click/treat to get her to stand where i put her.

that didn't work either. despite only getting clicked/treated when she stood still, that didn't prevent her walking forward to look over the door when she wanted and a struggle to get her to move back again.

so i gave up, rather than fall out with her altogether. fed and put her out - it was still raining, having started before i'd started trying the flexions.


6 comments:

Di said...

It sounds like a bit of a downer today Claire, I hope your foot's ok. I know that feeling when they stand on your foot, it feels like it's bleeding and you daren't look!!

Kate said...

Sure hope the foot is OK and feels better soon!

Linda said...

OW! But on the good side, it wasn't a horse! At least you won't get an abscess.

Cabruze said...

When I saw I the title, I thought "Oh No! Not Molly as well as Bruce!" Hope your foot is OK ... and remember to take Arnica.

Claire said...

cheers all...

Jean said...

Sorry about your foot. Hope it doesn't look too bad today.