Thursday, October 2, 2014

Two Days In

Prair's been trotting for two days now.  Yesterday you couldn't wipe the grin off my face during our 5 min set.  She felt a little stiff, but totally even so I let myself breathe a small sigh of relief.

ready... OKAY

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 :)



  1. Our first trot back was utterly nerve-wracking, because I was so afraid Paddy would be lame. SO GLAD that P is doing well and looking good! Here's to five minutes!

  2. Yay!!! So exciting! Glad Miss Prair is back to her wonderful, lovely self :)

  3. wooo hoo!!! go Prair! (and how convenient that the vet was right there - i would have been freaking out too)

  4. The first time trotting mine after her injury I was convinced every step she took she was about to break. Such great timing on the vets part! Keep up the good work :)

  5. I ask my trainer if Simon looks off at almost every lesson. I think it's just another sign of our love :) I'm SO HAPPY you're enjoying a very sound Prair.

  6. YAY PRAIR!! :-) Glad you're back at it.

  7. No antics so far, I call that a win!

  8. So excited for you!! I hope things continue to progress smoothly.

  9. Good news!! I'm glad she's on the mend. :)


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