I’m finally home after two weeks in my Home town of Austin Texas. It was a grueling two weeks of training andjust plain nose to the ground grind work… It was amazing tho, to catch up with my friends and Family. I got to spend some great quality time with my mom which was much needed! The down side is I have completely lost touch with Austin! Everything has changed so much it no longer is feeling like home. 50% of our old stomping grounds are Either re-named or no longer exist! And the traffic… Wtf!?! I thought bmore was bad… Austin is just insane!
Everything went great at home until no lie, the day before I left… Again I’m having farrier issues, this time severe lack of communication… I was told he’d be out in two weeks to do Grey’s backs (he threw his front left when I was in Houston, and at that time the backs didn’t need to be done). Anyway… He never came out… And I’ve been so stressed with work and traveling that I just plain didn’t follow up… So I take 100% of that blame, I just wish people would follow through like they say they will. Anyway so Friday, grey’s back left twisted and the clip went up into his hoof, it isn’t as scary as it could be, but I couldn’t get a hold of my new farrier… Like who doesn’t respond to calls and texts? So the vet has to come out and pull the shoe… Of course I’m still in Austin while this is all happening so my awesome hubby is handling everything with the vet. Lots of freaking out happened blood was apparently abounding but, when I got out there yesterday I really wasn’t overly concerned…
Sooooo I now have a new, vet recommended farrier coming out tomorrow to pull his other back shoe and do his fronts, as grey isn’t allowed to wear shoes till the vet oks it. We are also on some serious stall rest with foot soaking and wrapping everyday. The most ridiculous part, is I texted the old farrier to explain everything that was going on and let him know my new plan, and I get a response RIGHT back… I just can’t… Like if you had been better at communicating from day one maybe I wouldn’t have switched, but multiple times I call, text, leave messages with noooo response. But when I fire you, I get blown up… Ugh
Who would have thought that in horse country I would have such a hard time finding decent farrier work!? Some more horse show pics since I’m so bummed I won’t be riding for awhile!