So as I was pestering my boss yet again about Bella's lameness the other day, one of the ladies I work with (who I respect hugely) asked, "Is she painful or is it just mechanical?" Wow, I never thought of it that way. Which is funny because I've had two other mares with a mechanical hind limb problem.
"How do you know?" I asked.
"Does it get worse when you work her hard?"
Well, that's the thing, she's never worked hard because she's lame. But I did trot her under saddle that day, and it got much worse. So yes, it's pain.
Anyway, I just thought I'd share.
Yesterday I got home and it was still light out! Wow! I was so happy to be outside and in the sun that I went and grabbed Scout and we trotted around the field together. He's a good boy. I will be working with him now that I should be leaving Bella alone. He's just not my horse.
We're still talking about making the trip to Burns to look at horses. I don't know for sure that it's going to work out though. John's work is causing a few bumps in the road. And we definitely won't be taking the trailer this trip. :(