From Endurance to Dressage
Sydney made it safely through Dr. Tolley's Numotizine wrap.
It took a fair amount and scrubbing and hosing, but I was able to rinse the Numotizine out of every crevice of Sydney's hoof. His foot looked really clean with no "gooey" spots. I even scrubbed the hole with a fingernail brush without any reaction from Sydney.
I soaked some 4x4 gauze pads with Iodine and packed them around the hole. I rewrapped the hoof with brown gauze and topped that layer with vet wrap. I gently wedged Sydney's foot into an Easyboot and then wrapped the boot with Gorilla Tape (a heavier duty version of duct tape).
I just need to do this one more time and then we should be ready for a shoe later this week.
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%: