This morning I drove to the tack store - it's about 40 minutes each way so the longest outing I've made since my accident. I took in some rain sheets to be washed and rewaterproofed, and bought some Eqyss spray for Pie's odd fungus looking patches on his hips. But the main purpose of my trip was to buy a new helmet - I can't ride yet but I'm beginning to get my hopes up. I ended up getting a Troxel Spirit helmet in basic black - I liked it for its good ventilation. To improve the fit, the tack store gave me some glue-on strips for the sides - the fit is now very good once I adjusted the straps.
Pie has started a bit of grazing again. Our grass is pretty dried up now since we haven't had any rain in quite a while. He had 20 minutes yesterday and 40 minutes today. Yesterday I put Scout in with him, but when Scout went to say hi, Pie bucked and kicked out and went right back to grazing - I guess socializing takes a back seat to grazing right now. I'm keeping an eye on the temperature in his feet and his digital pulses, but I'm expecting he'll be OK now.
And I managed a new milestone today - I light groomed all three horses, including brushing out their tails using Show Sheen. I was pretty pleased by that! I was also very pleased with Drift's behavior - we worked a bit on his leading when he came in from turnout and he quickly recovered his proper behavior. When I put him on cross ties to groom, he was directly in front of Sugar's and Dawn's stall - they're both in heat. Dawn was squealing and kicking and Sugar was nickering and peeing. Drift nickered a couple of times, but stopped when I asked him to and stood perfectly still for his grooming. I think he liked the attention - he hasn't had that much for a while.
Tomorrow I see the orthopedic doctor again. My shoulder/collarbone is doing better, although there are still certain motions that are painful. I'm walking about 1/2 mile in the mornings and hope to increase that. The only issue I'm having is that the more I more normally, the more my upper back, neck, back of shoulder and ribs on the left side hurt - there was a lot of bruising there and things are pretty sore. The fatigue is getting slowly better, but I still take a rest in the middle of the day. For less than four weeks since my accident, I think things are going pretty well!