To all of you that gave me advice, the saddle fit was the trick. He rode
great w/ my trainer's PJ for two days. Friday night he was lame, vet came
yesterday and after 1.5 hrs. of testing, etc. found he had a bad foot w/
an abcess- he said I'll be off of him for a while (around 6 wks). OK,
this is my first horse which I've had only since Dec.1st (leased for 2
mths before). Is this all normal-the on and off health? I'm very
discouraged!!!! Seems like we've only had a dozen decent rides in the
last two months. Keep in mind I'm in KS and only can ride indoors because
the weather here is #*&%#.
I would appreciate any words of encouragement from anyone who has gone
through this. People at my barn say that horses go in cycle of good/bad
health. How come the school horses are never off? By the way, Reilly is
a 6 yr. old thoroughbred gelding in overall great shape!