From Endurance to Dressage
The scab is gone! The scab is gone! Oh, sweet Jesus, the scab is gone! And oddly enough, it fell off on the day of the last update. I think I inadvertently helped it off after all!
It was on Saturday, the day we went out to Summer Lane Farm for the trail ride. When we pulled back into the barn yard, Izzy celebrated our return with some wild cantering, bucking, and general mayhem. I hollered out a friendly hello to him, but I let him be as we unloaded the horses and tack.
I turned Speedy out for a good roll and drink like I always do, and then I puttered around returning all my tack to its rightful place. I set up the sprinklers, sat in the shade for a few minutes checking Facebook, and then went and brought Speedy back to his stall.
When I finally when to get Izzy, a good thirty of forty minutes had passed. Like I always do, I gave his body a visual scan to check for booboos or bites or anything that might need to be doctored. When my eyes landed on his leg, I saw a little blood seepage.
I took him over to the wash rack to hose it clean. After it had softened up a little, I was able to pick off the stuck on dirt and hay to reveal a very different looking wound than the one I had left that morning. While it still doesn't look as good as it did the day the bandages came off, I think this is an improvement.
Now the wound looks bumpy and rough, and it did fill the day after the scab fell off, but by the next day the filling was gone. My guess is that it has another month of healing.
I'll keep you posted.
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%
2022 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
2022 Show Schedule
(*) Tehachapi 7/24/22
(*) Tehachapi 8/28/22
2022 Completed …
(*) Tehachapi 5/22/22
2022 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
2 Scores/1 Judges/60%: