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        09-04-2012, 12:30 PM
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    Senior & Arthritic? She apparently didn't get the memo...

    My senior, arthritic, and partially retired mare apparently didn't get the memo that she's senior, arthritic, and partially retired.

    We rode yesterday for several hours (mostly at a walk and trot). I tried to take it easy on her, as she has arthritis in her front legs, pasterns, shoulder, back, and hind legs pretty severely... but she was so hyped up that she worked herself up into a dripping sweat, fighting me because she wanted to run...

    So I decided... "ok, you wanna run... we'll go down to the other pasture and you can run for a few moments, since it's soft grass and dirt and no rocks".


    ^ All stretched out, lol...


    ^ I love how her mane looks...


    ^ Love her face in this one...


    ^ We had a bit of an argument... She wanted to go in one direction and I wanted to go in another direction...


    ^ Such concentration, Gypsie!


    ^ Another disagreement, lol... She tried to take off right when we turned around and I wanted her to stand patiently for a few moments...



    And then, we went home and unsaddled... I put Gypsie up and set up a jump to lunge Dakota over... but apparently Gyps wasn't finished having fun! She sent herself over the jump! Twice! Then called it quits, lol...



         
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        09-04-2012, 02:20 PM
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    Lovely mare, with good natural jump form. Did you give her some bute after your vigorous ride? Or use a nice linement wash?
         
        09-04-2012, 02:32 PM
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    Thank you. She LOVES to jump... but has never been 'formally' trained to jump, that's just raw talent, lol.

    I did give her a gram of bute before letting them all go (I've got to where I keep Bute at the barn constantly -just in case-, and the vet has advised me to give no more than two grams a day for any one horse whenever I do give it), and she also got two scoops of her joint supplement as opposed to her usual one scoop since we did so much. She'll also get the next several days off with no riding and just loving, and I doubt I'll ride her that much again for a few weeks.

    I used to ride her much harder than we did yesterday on an almost daily basis... but when I let her go, I could tell that she was slowing down a bit, even if she didn't think she was. ;)
         

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