Thursday, September 16, 2010
More on Boomer and Me
Yesterday Boomer's farrier Greg took Boomer's shoes off for the winter and trimmed his hooves. He probably won't be driven on the lane without shoes, so we're moving toward getting him back under saddle and working him in the nice soft dressage arena. This morning David saddled him for me, and I hand-walked him there. The saddle didn't bother him at all, so tomorrow we'll sit on him and check him out. We're one step closer to getting back to work! Yah!
Physical therapy continues to go well for me. My shoulder joint is loosening up "wonderfully", and I didn't even get the for-an-old-lady qualifier. I've started strengthening exercises with 3 pound weights. So far, that's the only thing I feel in my collar bone as opposed to my shoulder. I had told my therapist I need to be able to carry water buckets, so she had me weight one. They are 32 pounds! We have a ways to go on strengthening, but it's a start. The fingers are still lagging behind in loosening up, but I'm seeing some improvement. So all is well.
Niles, my Protector Kitty, has backed off on his night vigils except for the days I go to physical therapy. Those days, it's back to protection with a vengeance.
I learned about these cat videos from Sandy at http://dustyd-flyawayhome.blogspot.com/. Thanks, Sandy! That's my Niles.