Thought I'd give you all a little Tilly update, as not posted any pics of her on the new forum yet!
On 20th September it was a year since I bought this little lady, after previously sharing her for 2 and a half years It's absolutely flown!
It's been a year of ups and downs, the summer has been a bit of a wash out really! She had a hoof abscess in May followed by a sore back from her changing shape and her saddle not fitting, and then a mystery lameness which has been affecting her off and on since June
But we still managed to get to a couple of shows
Highlights winning a trophy in our Open Equitation class and also entering our first jumping class (only minimus but it was terrifying )
Lots of happy hacking
Unfortunately her lameness has got worse, she has had xrays and Hyonate injections into the coffin joint as well as numerous other visits from the vets to try and work out why she was lame.
I've been fearing the worst! But yesterday she had an MRI scan and the vets found a rare benign tumour in her hoof called a keratoma where the abscess had been. This is pressing on her pedal bone and causing it to be inflamed. So she goes for an op next week to have a section of hoof removed and the keratoma taken out. They think she should make a full recovery with help from some special farriery and very unlikely that the growth will come back.
So it's been a worrying last few months but I'm relieved we have an answer now! Fingers crossed for her op next week