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3.7.2022: Jan and Rebel

A Guest Blog By Jan Daley

March 2021! Where has that year gone?! It’s said that if St Patrick’s Day is dry, there will be no rain for 40 days. And so it has proved again. In fact due to my increasing immunosuppressant-induced photosensitivity, I got a seriously sunburned face in February. We reduced my drugs as a precaution that I hadn’t become intolerant, as this would take the possibility of lung transplant off the table, with the intention of increasing the dose more slowly when my face issue resolved.

I started lunging and walking Rebel in hand, then put him to the exercise cart. Getting back on the road and the dry weather lifted my mood which had taken a bit of a dive over winter.

The new shafts arrived for my HyperBike and we returned to PBL to ensure a safe re-introduction to the new vehicle. Her husband (a vet, professional carriage driver/judge), her nephew (professional carriage driver), and an employee (professional carriage driver), plus The Husband and myself … all to get a “3’ horse” (my cousin’s description!) between the shafts of the smallest lightest vehicle on the market – you couldn’t make it up! Anyway! It was a success! Rebel was nervous, but we quietly walked around the yard, the school, and then up the road, and bingo! We were again released into the safe-keeping of The Husband!

Rule 22: If at first you don’t succeed, try try again!

© Sue Palmer, The Horse Physio, 2021

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