Sunday, November 14, 2010
Today, Brett and I went on a trail ride. I was concerned when we started as Jackson seemed overly careful going down hills and stepping over large logs. These were things that caused him pain when his hock (rear leg, looks like an elbow) was injured. This was our first time on the loop trail since his injury so I wasn't sure if it hurt or if he was just remembering and anticipating pain. On our way back, we decided to try trotting a flat section of the trail. Brett and Flash were in front. They started off at a nice trot. Jackson gave a yee-haw buck and started after them. What the ??? He bucked?? So we walked for awhile and he seemed to settle. Although Jackson loves to run, he is also very obedient so I agreed to give it another shot further down the trail. Brett eased Flash into an easy canter. Jackson gave a HUGE buck and charged out of the starting gate. We were on Flash's bumper in two strides. Then with nowhere to go, Jackson started bucking in place. It was the oddest thing.
I iced his hock and put him in the pasture when we got home. He seemed to be very pleased with himself. Twistin Turbo is alive and well.