Today was Tobias and my first trail ride together since his colic surgery last June, ten months ago. I was waiting for him to get into better shape, then waiting for the weather, and then I was out of town on and off for four weeks. So today was finally the day…
It’s been a long haul! But everyone’s work, time and patience has finally paid off!
I truly believe that Tobias is moving better and with more exuberance than he has in years! His topline looks fantastic. We went to Dawson Butte Open Space for the approximately five-mile loop expecting to walk and maybe trot a little. Tobias would have none of it. Once we were past the first quarter of warming up and regaining confidence (we were riding alone), the thoroughbred in him was definitely on exhibit today. I was in 2-point a good part of the ride and had to insist that we walk and trot in between Tobias wanting to just fly! We even did two very low jumps. It was as if he was saying to me, “My God! It feels great to be out and to move! Let’s GO!”
I’m still grinning!
I am so incredibly grateful to those of you who shared your gifts of knowledge, expertise and healing with Tobias’ surgery and recovery. And I am grateful to those of you who were there for us both, boosting our spirits, listening to my heart breaking and worrying, praying for us, and sending us positive energy. Not to mention my husband who was there every step of the way and didn’t bat an eye when he paid the bill(s). Thank you!