Monday, 29 February 2016

February Round Up

So, it's been a few months since I last did a round up - a lot has happened!

A quick wind up of December - moving house meant we had a quiet front half of the month, but being off work from 18th December, meant I had lots of time to spend with Louie, enjoying cramming in a couple of showjumping lessons. We won Nueue Schule's Christmas photo competition on Instagram, and our prize was a Turtle Top loose ring, so we introduced this bit over Christmas. Louie goes much better in it, so I'm really pleased - thanks very much Neue Schule! (I also got a delicious box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat as the prize too!!)

Our winning photo from Neue Schule's Winter photo competition on Instagram!

Unfortunately...on 28th December, my foot managed to get stuck in the stirrup as Louie took a spook. I didn't feel it, and I came clean off. I jumped back on, carried on in my showjumping lesson, went home, turned out, mucked out, with what I thought was a stiff ankle. It didn't ease, and after three hours, I took myself to A&E, where I discovered I'd broken my ankle!! Thankfully the consultants diagnosis wasn't as bad as doctors first thought - I had a break and not a break with a ripped off ligament!

Monday, 15 February 2016

Back onboard

Finally, after almost 7 long weeks unable to ride due to my ankle, I'm back onboard!!

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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Where have we been??

No posts for such a long time!!

Unfortunately, 3 days after Christmas I broke my ankle from jarring my foot in the stirrup. It's been a straight forward break thankfully, despite me walking (& riding) around on it for several hours thinking it was just stiff!

Initial A&E diagnosis was a detached ligament, bringing the bone with it. But a visit by the consultant the next morning and a full CT scan confirmed the break & thankfully no soft tissue damage. 

It did mean at least 6 weeks rest & elevate in a boot brace though!! Gutted. 

I've stuck to doctors' (& physio's) orders right through, and I'm pleased that after a couple of days out of the boot, I'm able to drive again! I was going crazy in the house everyday, even while I was working!!!

Of course, if I could drive, I could try riding... Which I've now done! Hooray! 

Fingers crossed everything will keep going to plan, & we will back to it again in no time!!