Wednesday I tested Trinity to make sure she was ready to go back to work. I just let her loose lunge on a line out in the big arena and she did great. I would say she is probably 98% sound. She had an off step every now and then, but she is doing well. Since it was the beginning of the month, I decided that I would take progress pictures and do a monthly transformation photo (if not more frequently because I am impatient!!!!). I will post those in a separate post.
Anyways, there isn't a whole lot to tell, because she was doing so well and we just had a relaxing lunge work, so here are some pictures.
Trotting. She looks a bit downhill in this one. She has a tendency to go downhill when she is being lazy, but it could also be the point in her stride that she was at.
Much better and less downhill. GEEEEEZ she needs some serious back muscle. She will be going in to the Pessoa system soon to start working that back out. The shadow makes it look MUCH worse than it really is. I mean don't get me wrong, she lacks muscle, but she isn't THIS hollow backed.
I think this is a pretty good picture. She is stretching out. Though she is landing a bit tow first, she is fairly flat footed. He back leg is matching the front foot mark, so she is working up through her back (though when she is really in shape her back foot will cross over the front foot mark by about 4 inches...). See you can see her hollow back isn't as bad in this picture.
Letting loose at the canter.
Cantering the other direction. Her canter pictures don't show her ribs and lack of muscle nearly as much as the trotting pictures above do.
This is where the abscess blew out. I am keeping it as clean as possible with Betadine and then coating it in Corona (not the beer) and Swat to help it heal. It will take forever for it to finally completely close. Then it will be at least a year for the hoof to grow out normally again, but at least she is sound and has a vet release to continue working.
While I was lunging Trinity, Shane was working Frosty. They both got nice rinse offs afterwards. Have you ever seen such a pissy face? HAHAHA! She usually doesn't mind a nice rinse off, but she was an unhappy camper during her rinse off on Wednesday.
Happy ponies eating their vitamins and supplements after a good workout.