|For the love of a horse....|
As luck would have it, I jinxed my wonderful friend, Kelsey, by getting very excited and posting about how much I was looking forward to heading up to Lexington with her for the Hagyard Midsouth CCI*. Following their recent outing at Middleburg, Pirate came up lame and after a few very scary days, it was determined that he has torn the fascia around his right hind suspensory. The ligament is enlarged (or "irritated"), but thankfully NOT torn or strained. He will start shockwave therapy and handwalking, so he will undergo some careful rehab, but his prognosis is very positive and the vets anticipate and hope for a 100% recovery.
And, all this means: no Hagyard Midsouth CCI* for Kelsey and Pirate this year. HOWEVER, this unexpected end to her fall season leaves K free to plan a trip to Chattahoochee the weekend before Thanksgiving (if, in fact, it is Francis WHITTINGTON who will be there....not Francis "Wittingham" as the clinic announcement suggests). You didn't think we'd miss attending that, did you? :-)
|They'll be back next year!|