|My steed instilling confidence|
before we tacked up.
Destiny is not something defined in stone or a clear set path that you have to follow because it is your "lot in life." I truly believe that life is a journey and that there is no wrong path to take. I even believe that it is within our own power to change the course of our lives and make it exactly the way we want it.
(I also firmly believe that I will win the big, big lottery and become a major landowner and fund elite and upcoming riders and the low middle class rider who needs some help with a passion... just sayin'. Naysayers... you just wait and see!)
|Not pinto ears, just keen ones!|
Sugar is still lame on her right front. Two lameness exams have ruled out a whole bunch of serious things - not her check ligament, not damage to the boney structure of her hoof/pastern or fetlock, not any serious or debilitating arthritis. Tuesday we rule out a soft tissue injury to her medial collateral ligament. If so, then we might just be dealing with a bad pastern bruise... Fingers crossed.
|Not too much color yet...|
One of my hunting peeps called me to see how Sugar was and listened to my tale of woe, worry and fret. After my diatribe, she said that the cure for my mood would be a fall fox hunt on her new mare.
|These ears will be back in action, I'm sure!|
Photo used with permission - www.connecticutphoto.com
Gently, but firmly, she replied, "We need riders not pictures." With that, I just said YES!
It was a beautiful, early fall day. The hounds were melodious and Zelda was a blast to hunt! Her gaits were smooth as glass and her gallop powerful and uphill. I smiled, laughed and had a great day! All of that, because I chose to say YES!
How lucky am I?