Thursday, March 22, 2007

In a nutshell

Kaswyn is sound.

At least for today. I rode him at the trot for three laps of the arena each direction. It took about a minute a lap. A pathetically short workout by regular standards, but a wonderful feeling for both of us.

Both of his front legs had a little bit of fluid in them before I rode, which I attribute to the changing weather that's going on here right now. Both legs looked normal after the ride, but I iced the left one just to be safe.

I'm looking forward to getting both of us back into shape. I'm going to have to come up with some interesting trot patterns because it's going to get pretty boring just trotting around the outside of the arena. I need to stay away from circles, so I'm going to have to get creative.

So, here's to the beginning of a long but hopefully fruitful journey back to showing.


janice said...

Yay! Happy spring!

Lil Kate said...

I'll be hoping for more of this same course of improvement!

Rising Rainbow said...

I'm so happy for you!! and Kaswan. Knowing Arabians, I'm sure he's glad to be back to work too.

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