Wednesday, September 02, 2009

b****r drat and d**n ...

frm which heading, you'll gather Molly is lame again.

she started off sound. trotting quite happily, and in fact quite well inthe small arena...

but i started to think she dind't feel quite right.

got fay to have a look .. who said, when she'd picked her jaw up off the floor (she hadn't believed gaynor when told by her about molly's improvement, s
he said... ), said no, looked sound...

then molly didn't want to move, but i got her to in walk... not convinced myself.... got off ... stone lame.

pah.

i think this time it's a bruised sole...either that, or we're back to muscle strain or incipient abcess. still no heat, obvious injuries, whatever. and the arena is littered with stones coming up from below (the stuff under the arena surface died some time ago)

but b****r drat and d**n ...

8 comments:

trudi said...

oh pants Claire :-(

Mary Lou said...

If she started out sound it doesn't seem that it would be an abscess or a bruise on her foot? How discouraging!

Claire said...

could be a bruise if she'd stood on a stone, of which there are plenty...

Danni said...

So frustrating, I feel your pain! Fingers crossed it is just a bruise and therefore a very temporary setback.

Jean said...

Oh, phooey. Could still be an abscess. Sometimes they take a while to show anything. Or, it could be a bruise. Or....

I HATE lamenesses. It was always so hard to figure out what is going on.

Kate said...

So sorry - that's a bummer, for sure! If it's an abscess, at least it'll be over with fairly quickly. Hope all comes right again soon.

Linda said...

Wow - it's always something with horses. Maybe it will clear up as mysteriously as it began (from the eternal optimist).

Di said...

Oh I'm sorry Claire, and you were just getting the improvement!