Our Rehab/Training schedule these days feels a bit like a school yard game of Red Light/Green Light. One minute we're in a holding pattern, the next we're back at it....
Prair's check up today was great. She was a tad stiff starting out, but we experienced that earlier in her rehab and it seems to be a direct result of standing in a stall. all..... day.... long.
There was no sign of the weight bearing reluctance on that left front and Prair happily (and evenly) trotted tiny figure eights.
So, the current plan is - back to normal. Still holding at 2'6", but full work to that point should be good.
We did discuss her shoeing a bit. I've had some concerns about how quickly her heels are contracting in the bar shoes, and I know that while the bar provides support... pinched heels cause their own heel pain.. which is counter productive...
Vet agreed, but doesn't want to change anything crazy before a show, so at her next trim, Prair will try normal shoes again, and possibly a shorter trim cycle to try and stay ahead of those heels.. Prior to the bar shoes, our farrier did a really nice job opening her heels up so I'm hopeful that will be a fairly easy process again...
Also, in really, really exciting news - Prair has been CLEARED FOR TURNOUT.
She won't get to enjoy it until next week since we decided maybe put her back to work for a couple days (get some of the wiggles out) then let the mare go in a (small) paddock and enjoy the sunshine.
I'm excited for her. It's been so long.
Yay! Good news all around!ReplyDelete
Yay! I bet Prair is gunna be so happy!ReplyDelete
So glad she gets turnout soon!!!!ReplyDelete
Yay!! What good news!ReplyDelete
Everybody loves turnout and work! Wee!ReplyDelete
woo hoo - she's gonna love it! glad she's doin well :)ReplyDelete
That picture is really pretty! Yay turnout, happy mare!ReplyDelete
Yay being on the mend and getting green lights!!!ReplyDelete
Love that picture!!
Squee turnout clearance is always great news!ReplyDelete