On 4/23/13 I had Steve Andrews Parelli Professional out to play with Kaspin for me for 1 hour:) I will be having Steve out once a week for the next 6 weeks, or more, for once a week. I am trying to keep Kaspin in shape and continue Kaspin's everyday Parelli learning play. Steve and Kaspin did great together! I wasn't sure what Kaspin would think of a different person playing with him, but Kaspin took it like a charm. I was very happy to see! Steve started Kaspin in the outdoor arena first and later Steve and Kaspin went out to the back 40 acres to play around out back. Kaspin had a great hour and I am thankful for Steve's help in my area:) Here are a few pictures from that day.
Kaspin giving Steve some love:)
Out in the back 40 acres:)
Steve putting Kaspin back into his pasture.
Kaspin enjoying a great roll after his play time with Steve.
Ahhhhhhh, feels good.
My shoulder is doing well. My surgeon wasn't sure If I had torn cartilage, or a loose shoulder joint/slight dislocation. I ended up having the loose shoulder and they did a capsular tightening procedure on my shoulder. Unfortunately that procedure has a longer recovery time of 5 to 6 months. Instead of the original 4 months back to 100% I was told. Nothing I can do now but take the time it takes to heal. Here I am hanging out with Kaspin 4 days after my surgery. My boyfriend was nice enough to drive me out and get Kaspin for me.
These videos below are nine days after my surgery. My doctor gave me the OK to move my hand and elbow. The shoulder is allowed to slightly move, but I am not to supposed to move it on purpose, or lift my arm up, or outward. So of course, I had to take Kaspin out and see what I can do with him?? Yeah, I am sure my doctor would kill me.
This is how I get Kaspin on my own. I have a horse collar that I can get onto Kaspin by myself with 1 arm.
Kaspin grazing with the collar on.
You see in this video I at first pulled on Kaspin neck. Kaspin was pulling too hard on the rope. You see Kaspin was better after that. Then if I felt Kaspin was pulling a bit on collar. I would then yield Kaspins hind quarters to bring Kaspins front end to me and then I would basically send Kaspin forward again. It worked great! I also got 5 blows of relaxation from Kaspin! I know passing the rope over my head isn't the best, but I have no choice with 1 arm. I just make sure to not hold the rope tight and to let go if Kaspin takes off running in another direction. So I won't hurt my other arm. Also if you noticed I turned a lot with kaspin to watch his every move of his head and body. I only played with this for 5 mins. Since I was not sure how much my arm was going to hurt after doing nothing for 9 days. I figured I better quit!
My sling update.
Enjoy the warmer weather, 1 arm bandit J9, Healthy Kaspin, and the late and never forgotten Enzo! I miss you and love you Enzo!