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I gave him Tuesday off and rode him again this morning. Again, he felt a bit sore but not in a lame or uneven sort of way. He worked really well -- even and honest, lifting his back, looking for the contact. He just didn't last very long. We warmed up by walking on the bridle trail and then did another 10 minutes or so of walk work in the arena. I had him trot two laps, each direction, twice. He stretched nicely, felt even, but he was "done" pretty quick.
I gave him a bath -- it was very warm here today, in the mid-80s. He went back to his stall smelling sweet as ... a chocolate flower.
Our farrier came up this afternoon. He tested Jackson's feet and they continue to improve. On the left front, he has a bit of soreness over the frog but none on the soles. On the right front, he is still a bit sore on his soles. But, he was fine with Sage nailing on the shoes which was very uncomfortable for him before.