After the First Round

O got her first injection of Legend IV last thursday, and so she got some major TLC over the long holiday weekend, and started being ridden (by yours truely) as of yesterday.

Tuesday: O jogs out like a beast and is totally sound. She even gets a “whoop” out of my trainer. I run around the stable yelling (not really-but I might have well as been) about O being the bestest pony in the world. Things are looking up. However, when I get on O, my secondary trainer who was teaching in the ring keeps having me circle, change directions, leave her face alone, asking how she feels. Message to me says that something still isn’t right. And O, well she feels a bit broken from the saddle. Her head is bobbing-almost weaving, she doesn’t want to canter to the left at all, but her movement is otherwise fine. Boo. We do a very light workout and decide to see what happens tomorrow at my lesson. I leave feeling a bit deflated.

*Note: Had to drop O’s girth a whole hole down-CHUNKY GIRL. A week plus off of work and she’s managed to go from this….

O on Aug. 22nd.
O on Aug. 22nd.

to this…
Someone's been getting her grub on.
Someone’s been getting her grub on.

Wednesday lesson: Well it ended up not being a lesson after all. As soon as we moved up to the trot it was apparent how lame O was. According to the vet and our trainers, O should be sound and functioning now with her meds. So why is she lame? Same question we’ve been asking since the end of March. The vet was so convinced this was going to help her, so the frustration at my house and even amongst my trainers is pretty high. We all want her better, but we just can’t seem to find the right path. Once again the vet will be out tomorrow, and I will be questioning whether or not Legend is really the correct path for her. And if it isn’t, then what are we supposed to do next. Still keeping my hopes high, or trying my best to do so! Hopefully tomorrow will bring better news.

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