While it was a fairly uneventful week, it was kind of a big one in terms of decision making.
I had the vet out Friday to check on Romey and determine whether his behavior of late might be pain related. Doc seems to think it's not. However, he is just as unsound now as he was before we injected his SI. Thus, that didn't do anything. So I had the choice of doing lots more vet work to try and see if we could make him any better or not doing said vet work. I chose not. I asked doc if Romey could live comfortably in a field without any further treatment, and he said yes. So I'm going to be looking into finding a retirement home for him. It's hard on my wallet to think about paying board on him for the next very many years (he's only 8). But as my vet pointed out, if I pass him along as free to a good home, he'll likely eventually end up at an auction. I can't let that happen. I'm super disappointed that things haven't worked with him. But at the end of the day, he has a LOT of physical limitations: a previously broken leg, kissing spine, and tmj. Not to mention his personality... So that's where I am with Romes. Ugh. Good thing he's so handsome.
|snuggles with my bestie|
As for me, I was invited to go to a Polo match in Newport on Saturday. I've been kind of wanting to get out and do something different for awhile, and I jumped at the offer. I was worried it was going to be freezing cold there, but by some crazy chance the weather completely turned around. All morning it was pretty chilly (in the low 60's) and REALLY windy. But just a little before the start of the match the sky cleared, the sun came out, and the wind died down. It was perfect.
After horsing and pugging around all day Sunday, I ended my weekend with a lobster roll at the lake listening to the band.
This week has been lots of flatting for Jampy and Rio, and less for Romey cause I just don't have the motivation to fight with him. I've pretty much just been getting on and walking him around. He seems to like that.
And that's what's up this Wednesday! What's up with you? Have you ever had to retire a horse really young?