and a bit of stall rest back.
I was *really* hoping for an all clear from the vet, and was looking forward to giving Prair some well deserved turnout... But alas. Not yet.
She was stepping a tad short on the left when trotting a tight circle on hard ground. It could be as innocent as some inflammation back in the coffin joint from all the work and the haul - or it could be some strain on that DDFT again...
Either way Prair isn't getting the turnout she wanted, and instead we're easing up for 10 days and just enjoying some long walks under saddle. We'll reevaluate next Friday and see if she's still sore. If yes, then.... well I don't know. If no, then back to work (staying at 2'6") and maybe a week or two of showing in April.
Not what I was hoping for, but a reasonable outcome. Vet wasn't super concerned and seems to think this should be a small respite, not a huge change of direction in our rehab process.
Still, sad face. Poor mare wants a paddock.