Someone asked about Whimsey’s status since his injury, so I have given an update today for those of you who might be interested. My horse, Whimsey, was out for eighteen months with a suspensory injury after showing at Capital Challenge in 2004. With the help of many people from and associated with Beacon Hill Show Stables, he has made progress and we are in the groove again, competing as a team. He was on the walker for months before he began to walk under tack. With sufficient time off, great medical care, and a patterned program of exercise sequences, he slowly returned to work. Patience and persistence are the name of the game during the recovery process. Again, there have been many people to thank for providing opportunity to ride their equitation horses while Whimsey slowly made headway. His well-being is essential and still drives my decisions about when and how often he goes into the show ring. The kindnesses extended made it possible for me to continue to compete in the equitation. Grateful to all that have helped along the way, I recognize how truly fortunate I am to have had so much support over the last year and a half. Thanks for asking about Whimsey! We will be showing this week in Saugerties and I am truly looking forward to it.
I will be back next time to speak to you about setting up at a horse show.
See you later!