I rode both of the horses yesterday and Emmy is still sadly lame :( My old trainer and I talked on the phone last night and she said that hopefully it's maybe just a really deep bruise on Emmy's foot, which I suppose is possible. I'm worried that she either tore something in her foot or has got some deep ring bone or side bone. I was thinking about it today and I remember Emmy being lame like this once before...in the same front leg too. Maybe its an old injury she re-injured? I remember last time she was lame it was the summer before freshman year of college...she went lame after a rainy ride in the mud and I basically gave her the whole summer off. I remember getting back on her one day and she just amazingly wasn't lame anymore...maybe this is the same thing again? A re-agitation of an old injury? There was a little heat in her foot last night, but no digital pulse. I packed it last night and wrapped it up, so we'll see how it is today. I might go get her some magnetic bell boots at the tack store too.
The crappy part about all of this is that Emmy and Johnny can't both stay at school without one of them being leased. Since Emmy's been sick/lame, E stopped her lease on Emmy until she's better and I can't afford to pay full board on both horses. Both of them are stuck here for the month of November because I would have to give the barn 30 days notice before leaving, but Johnny may have to go home for a while in December if Emmy is still off :( Good thing we've got one more month to figure it out.
Also, if anyone knows of anyone looking, Johnny is also for sale and/or for lease!!