First one of two big accomplishments this weekend. Dyno and Sierra passed the test to be a therapy dog team! Sierra is excited to take Dyno to nursing homes to visit those who might enjoy the peace a sweet dog can deliver.
(Dyno will be blogging about this later. He's darn excited.)
The bad news is that Lily is lame. I swear no one is more bummed than she is.
We headed out to the barn Sunday morning, marveling at the wonderful cold front that had brought temps down to below 80. It was incredibly beautiful. We did a few warm up passes, then did a few hills - just walk trot.
When we headed down a hill she started limping and Sierra immediately got off. Lily hated coming into the barn, you could tell. She loves getting out and this just about broke her heart.
We put her in a stall and gave her bute. Looks like we have to start injections now. Was hoping that would wait for a bit, given our budget woes.
We cantered a bit, trotted, did some obstacle course (just circling, backing, going around bushes, etc.) work, and had a grand time.
(Thanks to Steph and Cibolo for volunteering to be size reference points)
So, while we put a budget together for Lily's recovery, she'll be resting at home. And Cody will be headed to South Texas on Friday...