Today when we worked up into our five minutes of trot time she felt a little... clunky. I was just starting to totally freak myself out when our Vet magically appeared like an angel from on high (cue trumpets). Technically she was supposed to be watching someone else, but I totally interrupted with a panicked "IS SHE OFF!??!????!???!!!"
to which she calmly replied "No."
oh. okay. phew.
I was reassured that she will probably feel a little.... clunky... for a bit while she gets moving again. Makes sense to me, the mare hasn't moved past a walk since JULY. That's a really, really long time.
So, we'll get some bodywork done next week to try and help her loosen up and get back into the swing of things.
To the mare's credit she is shockingly light in the bridle and extremely responsive, so even if it's not our biggest, swingiest, loftiest trot - it's still a really, really, really fun five minutes :)