We were up early this morning to feed before heading down the mountain for yoga. We haven't been able to go to our regular evening class because the highway is still closing at night for construction. They anticipate it will continue to close nights until October. So, we talked to our favorite instructor at the yoga studio and arranged to take a class with her, at her home, in San Juan Capistrano which is at the bottom of the mountain highway. She was able to give us a class early so we could be back home in time for me to be at the computer in our home office for work. It was wonderful. Our goal is to go twice a week. I'm hoping my core will be strong by the time Jackson is back to regular work.
Brett was busy planting a Western Sycamore by the goat shed. ...and installing a sprinkler line for it. ...which caused blisters because the ground is full of rock. I'm guessing it will be his turn to need wine tonight.
When I went down to the barn this afternoon, Jackson was anxious to come out. I've never had a horse who loves to work as much as Jackson. He was walking okay last night and this morning so I tacked him up with plans to just walk around the arena in the sand for 10 minutes or so.
|Wouldya stop with camera already and put my bridle on? I'm READY to go.|
I went back up the house and recorded the results in my Jackson journal -- which is a calendar I keep specific to our training. Lately, it's been a journal of his feet. I counted the number of days each month that he has been sore since this started. It made me feel much better. Definite improvement!
|This whole business started March 23rd. He was sore everyday after that in March.|
|April: 19 days of lameness or being off. Lots of "lame" or "very lame" days.|
|May: Only six days and those were mostly "slightly off."|