I apologize for leaving everyone hanging for the past few days. Work has been RIDICULOUSLY busy and I've only just now had two seconds to write about what has been going on.
I have good news - the best news! Tuesday morning, I trailered Gogo up to see Dr. C, just for my peace of mind, but also afraid for what we might find. I was feeling weird about the great leaps and bounds she had been attempting to make all week, and I wanted to get cleared via ultrasound before we started trotting and she broke down horribly (or so I was imagining in my head). When we went to jog her out, Dr C. pretty much asked "why on earth are you here?" She looked GREAT. She has some muscle asymmetry on her right side, probably because both of us are much weaker that way, but that was the only thing we really could see. Other than that, she was sound. So sound! On ultrasound, the RH looked outstanding, so much better than just a month ago. All that walking does the trick! I could hardly believe how good it looked. It was nearly filled in all the way. Sweet! Cleared for trotwork! I left feeling super good, gave her that day and the following off from riding, and then got on her yesterday, feeling super excited about the propect of trotting.
And I wasn't dissapointed. She was a bit snarky in her walk work, as you'll see in the video of her going right, but after we trotted she seriously relaxed. I couldn't believe how easy it felt. The lightest aid, and she went right up into a nice, forward trot, reaching for a contact on her own. The second down transition we did was slightly awkward, but hardly! That was about it. After that, we switched directions and she continued to feel amazing. All we did was trot both long sides going one way, and trot both long sides going the other way, but that was plenty. She felt strong, sound, and ready. It was like a dream come true.
The best part? I left her wraps off, and today the legs are down and pretty tight - tighter than they have been all week. LOVE IT!
Videos! Trot left and right. My god, I've let my upper body get sloppy! My leg doesn't look too bad though. Things to work on, things to work on!
AHHHH SO AWESOME!
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