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2012 Spring Trail Ride Lee County Ky

The Lee County Ky Spring 2012 Horse Back Trail Ride was the weekend of May 11-13 this year. Being the weekend of Mothers Day, there was not as many riders as usual, of course the pending rain might have had something to do with the decreased number of horses and riders. But we went, no matter the date or weather! It is my favorite county trail ride that we go to in East Ky

We set up camp on Friday evening and then set out to explore the campground and to see what other horses and riders had ventured to Lee County to ride the Walkers Creek and Hells Creek ride. Riddick met up with his bud Grant on the road and they followed us to the Lee County Saddle Club to begin their weekend ride.

I didn’t get as many pictures or videos as usual. I’ve been taking it easy with my Nikon Coolpix camera. This one has been at the bottom of Paintsville Lake, in Paint Creek, dropped on various roads, left at the barn overnight to draw moisture, and other places not good for a camera, but it keeps on going! mmm hmm, love my lil Nikon camera!

Here is what I did get…..

Spring Trail Ride 2012 Lee Co Ky

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Broke Foot or Not?

There were several reasons why I closed my ecommerce site  MyFountainDesigns.com this past January.  One of those reasons was because the foot and ankle specialist said my foot was broke very bad and was going to take several surgeries to fix it.  So this specialist sends me to an orthopedic surgeon in Lexington so she can get me setup for surgery and yada yada.  But when I get to the surgeon’s office she looks at the xrays, she looks at the MRI’s, then she takes her own sets of each.  Then she lays the really great news on me -my foot isn’t broke at all!  But rather is just simply worn out.  Gee, um OK.  She says I have a very bony foot -no arguing there -and that I don’t have the fatty tissue- the padding-  in my foot that other people have.  So the padding that was there is just gone.  She said there was

BROKE FOOT? OR WORE OUT?

nothing that can be done, but she shot my foot up with cortisone which gave it a tremendous relief.  But the shots wear off, correction, that shot wore off!  So now it’s back to the pain and the limp.  Oh but she did have me go to this dude that makes prosthetics, and he made some things that are molded to the exact shape of my foot to put in my shoes to support it.

So I have a foot specialist telling me my foot is broke, and the surgeon telling me it is not broke.  So what do I do, flip a coin?
Now if only it was that easy.  So I took all my x-rays and MRI’s and reports to another Dr. He agreed with the surgeon that my foot was just wore out!
True.  I have done a lot of walking in my life.  But walking with the wrong type shoes, or no shoes at all, and on the wrong surfaces.  Always on concrete floors or blacktop roads were the jobs I had.
Now this is a total bummer!  I can’t even swim!  I took Riddick swimming at Paintsville Lake last week and we wandered out toward deep waters and I found that I couldn’t kick my foot to swim!  It hurt!  Bad!  So, what, am I to always float from now on?  Bummer.  Total bummer in more ways than one.

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2010 in Life On Paradise Mountain

 

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Horse Riding In & Around Paintsville Lake

Loving this beautiful weather and getting back out in the hills, in the awesome beauty of spring and all that goes with it!

Will and I ride horses of a evening, usually with the Paint mare, Shelby and I usually ride Mama Caps Palomino filly, Sugar as I am in the following clips that I’ve put together. But no matter what we ride, we have fun. In the daytime, at night, and even in the rain, nothing stops us from getting out and about our end of Paintsville Lake- and we always have a good time!

 

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Winters Lake Ride

This was a fantastic day for horse back riding, so we did. This ride is what we call ‘The Lake Ride’ cause that’s what we are riding around, the Paintsville Lake. This is a huge lake, and deep. The head of this lake starts just right over the ridge from my home. We take our time and turn it into an all day ride. This ride is especially a good one for me… with the waterfalls and cliffs that are a never ending site.

 

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