From Endurance to Dressage
I might be exaggerating slightly; it would be better to say I have Good News! Izzy's bandage has been permanently removed!
I have started a video of still shots that shows the wound's progression, but I want to add more photos of the wound as it shrinks and tightens up. The video should be ready in a few weeks. For now, here's a first, next, and last sequence spaced about six weeks apart.
If you missed what happened, you can read the story here. Or, you can read all of the posts in my "By Topic" section by going over there on the right hand side (scroll down) and click "Izzy's Leg."
When the bandage came off, I brushed the area clean and applied an aerosol bandage with the Aluspray. This is weird stuff! Dr. Tolley said I'd probably only need one application, and frankly, I think he only had me do it to wean me off the bandage. It would have been hard to go from multiple bandage layers to just seeing a naked leg!
When I sprayed it on, it looked like molten metal adhering to Izzy's leg. It felt strange putting him away for the afternoon without a bandage on his leg. That's okay though, I'll take weird over bandaging any day!
About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
National Rider Awards
State Rider Awards
State Horse Awards
CDS Sapphire Rider Award
Third Level: 63.514%
Third Level: 62.105%
2023 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
2023 Show Schedule
2023 Completed …
2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
Qualifying Training Level
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%: