Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm back

Well just about. Surgery went very well and the doctor discovered the source of the problem was in her own words "a huge bone spur, and more bursitis than I'd ever seen before." Today I had my second session of physical therapy and can get a full range of movement (as long as someone else moves my arm), and there is less swelling there now than before the surgery. Unfortunately I can't really use my arm much and am forbidden to pick up anything heavier than a dinner plate in it for a few more weeks. I just want to know when I can start riding again and mucking out.

Anyway the show must go on. So halter training began today for the sheep going to the Bolton Fair. This years fair is a big deal, the featured sheep is the Shetland and I have been asked to talk about conformation. I'm using the NASSA site but any more information would be gratefully received. 

Here's Jacquith showing her pose for the ring. It's only her first time being lead and she actually got the hang of it near the end.

Cammie is a pro, but needs work on standing still in position.

Sunny was a little rambunctious, but again got the hang of it and managed well.

Oh, and the chickens are growing wonderfully. Here's Christina one of my silkies looking adorable.

Tomorrow I am visiting Muppet. If the weather is nice I'll take my camera. 


  1. Oh, Shula,

    I'm SO glad that your surgery is behind you and that you're on the road to recovery! I laughed out loud when I scrolled down to the picture of Jacquith ~ I was picturing her standing pretty. ;-)

    Your Sily is GORGEOUS!!

    Happy Healing...

  2. I laughed out loud at Jackie's picture....are you sure she and Xander aren't related? :-)
    Xander is doing is Colby. Any news on her papers?
    When is the Bolton Fair....might have to consider coming down.
    So glad to hear that you're doing so well!

  3. Yea for fixable problems and good surgeons! Hope you're back in the saddle again soon.

  4. Thanks Nancy and I am glad I made you laugh. I hope you are feeling better these days too :)

    Donna LOL. I visited last week and was told the papers were expected any day now. I reminded her again that I am waiting for them and should be visiting next week too as her new horses arrive then. I'll let you know when it arrives.

    Thanks Michelle. My horse is getting cranky and bored so he can't wait either.