Tuesday, August 30, 2016


This has been a pretty good summer for Mollie. Last year she suffered pretty horribly from COPD, which she was diagnosed with in summer of 2014. I went into this summer armed with ventipulmin before we even needed it and was stunned at how well Mollie did. For whatever the reason we were able to maintain her on 3mls of venti, twice a day. This is a stark contrast from last summer when she was on 7mls twice a day and still having a flare up about every other week.

Riding super early helps.

This made riding much easier this summer, since breathing is important for working. I have been struggling in my rides most of this year however. I simply don't ride nearly as consistently as I used to, which means Mollie and I aren't as capable as I know we can be. This frustrates me IMMENSELY. I know the only solution to this is more riding though, so I've made it a point to get to the barn no matter what. These last 3 weeks I've ridden 4-5 times each week, which I'm thrilled with. Molls.... Is exhausted. But with me going back to school next week I'll be happy to maintain 3-4 rides a week. And with Molls just 6 months shy of being 20 years old, I'm thrilled with that.

Looking pretty damn good for 19 and a half.


  1. That's still a lot of barn time! Happy end of summer!

  2. she looks downright fantastic! glad you figured out a good management system for the COPD!

  3. She looks great! 4-5 rides a week is a lot (that's always my weekly goal and I never quite get there)

  4. Glad the COPD is being managed well and that you have been making riding a priority. It can be so hard when things get crazy busy!

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