I am a videographer in Portland, Oregon with a love for all things horses. Originally from Minnesota, my childhood was spent on racetracks across the Midwest. I am currently training my dream horse with hopes of excelling at dressage and Parelli. I have a Cairn Terrier, Ellie, and an old cat named Winston. I am fortunate to have a pretty nice boyfriend who understands and supports my love of horses. My blog helps keep a record of my successes and failures and helps friends and family enjoy the journey with me.
The consensus is that I need to have a vet take a look at Maddy's left front tendon. My trainer, Michelle Merkin noticed a small rise on her tendon just below the knee. My gut tells me she is just heel sore and just needs pads and shoes, but I would rather be safe than sorry. Unfortunately our "leg" vet is gone and I will not be able to get in until the 14th. I have to take her to the vet where he has three different surfaces to watch her move on. I feel pretty drained. What started out to seem like a simple problem with an easy recovery now seems like it could be a career ending issue. I don't want Maddy to become a broodmare. She wants to be a dressage horse. I am just worried and sad.