There has been some fun in September but its been tough on Ivy (and me). We learned this week that Sister’s serious injury (torn ligament) has resulted in very fast bone growth on both sides of her pastern as well as deterioration of the cartilage. Prognosis? Surgery or permanent lameness with no future riding. She could have a future as a brood mare, but we are not horse breeders. So, we are investigating the surgical option (to consider depending on guidance from Edmond)… but perhaps you know a good breeding program that could use a nicely built, athletic, smart perlino?
Ivy was making such good progress with Sister; they were really good at showmanship and trail AND Ivy had managed to teach Sister to do flying lead changes. She was awesome on trail rides, had a future in western dressage and liked to jump. Sister placed well in halter classes at District and State as well.