Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Disaster Strikes

After a very uncharacteristical stop at Eden Valley, I'd decided to hold off competing and check Thomas was physically & mentally sound. I gave him a couple of weeks break while I had a minor operation on my back, before having all the usual back, teeth and saddle checks done on Thomas. I was pleased to report that there were no issues. We entered for Cumwhinton 23rd August, but starting back at BE90 for one run.

We had great flatwork and jumping lessons in the week leading up to the event, but on the Thursday evening, Thomas came in with the biggest offside hock I'd seen, and one of the biggest my vets had seen. He was sound in walk, and not cuts or scratches on him. He struggled to move it in trot on that first night, but the next day, was almost sound in trot up, despite no improvement in the swelling.