Monday, September 16, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
In June, in a freakish moment (we think Image was bee stung) she fell when the horses panicked and bucked and broke 10 ribs and spent 5 days in the ICU with a chest tube front and back draining fluid. Everyone told me that she would be 5 months out of the saddle, but they don't know Evelyn. She started going to the gym and doing excercise classes and by the end of July she ordered me to get her up. It was nerve wracking for me, especially because I had to leave the country for two weeks and she was going to be unsupervised. But, by the time I came back the team looked pretty strong.
The top photo is Evelyn grooming in Atlanta during July (about 5 weeks post accident) and the bottom photo is Image and I training under her watchful eye during her layup period.
Oh, by the way Evelyn celebrated her 68th birthday in the hospitol.....She is an inspiration to the whole team!