Today it was dry but the sun played behind the clouds and it was cool with morning temperatures in the high 40s. It did get up to 60 by mid afternoon. I rode Jackson in the morning, in the arena, at walk with a little bit of trot thrown in at the end "just to see." He bobbed his head a tad for the first couple of strides and then started to settle. But, I stopped there anyway. There's no point in pushing it if I even kinda sorta maybe suspect he is ouchy.
The vet arrived a bit before noon. Her first impression when watching Jackson walk out of his stall was "wow! He's really stepping out! Looks great." The bounding pulses were gone in all four feet. But, he was still quite sore with hoof testers. So, we are making improvement but not ready for hard surfaces yet. That's okay. We're making progress. I'll take it.
Finessa got an A+. No bounding pulse, no lameness, weight much improved.
|Finessa took a celebratory roll.|
|She's back to playing with her best buddy, Tuffy.|
|Tuffy is so pleased to have someone to play with again that he took a celebratory roll himself.|