|I love my truck. And thanks to Isabel for letting me use her trailer|
|We sure look the part...|
I trotted into Fence 4 to get her mind back in the game and she responded well. We then cantered up and over the little hill to the coop at 5 and she flowed right over it. We cantered into the water and to the Pheasant Feeder at 6. We picked up yet another run-out :( No problem on the second time and the train that was next rode beautifully. Fence 9 was the headstones and unfortunately we picked up our 4th run-out, effectively eliminating us. I jumped her over it and started the long walk to the vet.
I was made to dismount by Control (via jump judge) and walk on foot. Unfortunately my ankle was incredibly bad and I could hardly hobble. It took me 10 minutes to get to the vet. Thankfully Isabel met me there and walked the mare back and I was able to hitch a ride on a quad to my rig.
Isabel then hooked up her truck to the trailer and took the mare home so that I could go home and ice my ankle. Turns out I sprained it. It was bruising by the time I got home. I guess it's time to look into a brace that will actually fit in my tall boot.
It was a very disappointing end to the weekend but I'm choosing to focus on a fabulous round on Saturday. We are heading back out next Wednesday to school and then I'm off to Cochrane for a clinic with Sandra Donnelly. We will get this figured out.
|Photo by A Sharper Image|