It's been a long fall, with lots of frustrations mixed in with some good days. Abbey had a sinus infection in September, a brief battle with hoary alyssum in late November, and since late August has just not been her sweet self. I suspected ulcers, and the vet confirmed a likely case of them today after a thorough lameness exam to rule that out and settled on ulcers after testing her trigger points and doing some chiropractic and acupuncture. The immediate relief she had after the holistic treatment was great to see and we are treating the ulcers with 30 days of granular omeprazole that he has had success with in moderate cases. I will be writing a lot more about all of this in the days to come, but I am looking forward to getting her comfortable again and back to enjoying her job as much as possible. To those of you who have reached out with words of encouragement and support in the past, thank you. This world of loving a horse is certainly a journey rather than a destination.
Merry Christmas to all of you! Wishing that Santa brings you and your loved ones health and happiness :)