And of course, all that had to be like four days post-bodywork by his usual lady.
I gave him a couple days off, then tried riding again.
We mostly went sideways and in a hurry.
|carefully cherry-picked nice moment|
We did vaccinations and then a few days later, standard spring "teeth and sheath" funsies.
|spent all my booze money on getting him drunk wtf|
|not actually a joke|
|ears like this the whole time. watching her and his body.|
I have never seen Courage be so calm, relaxed, and focused during an adjustment.
|not murdering anyone #winning|
I mean, I was willing to admit it might just be me being hypersensitive, but something isn't quite right. Plus, Courage and I have been doing a lot of simple ground work and not pushing the riding and hard work lately and he's turning back into the horse I remember him being and less of the overreactive lunatic I've seen the past six+ months.
|at long last, lady|
Before starting on Courage, chiro vet just just checked him out and all the indicators for pain in his front feet and hocks lit up. After working on him, we talked about a plan of action. I was already tossing around hock injections as an idea because high-mileage 12 year old warhorse. She wants to give him a couple weeks to see where we're at. Some of the adjustments she did are things she only has to do 1-2 times on a horse to see a permanent change.
She also said that he's the type of horse who either does AMAZINGLY well with acupuncture or who will have NOTHING to do with it. Imho, the horse gives zero shits about needles and was fine with her connecting acupressure points with her hands, so he'll be great. Also imho acupuncture is hookum, but I'll gladly shell out for hookum to see what it does for my horse. #adultammystrong
Annnnnnd that's where we're at. To me, it's worth it to spend the money to look for answers because dammit. I like this horse.