Ok, so a little background before you tear her apart. Lol :) She is a 7yr old Appaloosa mare, I bought her when she was 6 and trained her by myself, etc. Back in September she had a horrific accident that tore her leg and pretty much crippled her. She had surgery and all that stuff, she was also on stall rest for this whole entire time...about a month ago I was allowed to start walking her and getting her back into shape. I am very very happy with how she has come along.
She really has very little muscle tone right now as we are just starting to work again. I would love any and all input on excercies that could hep with this!
We are Dressage hopefulls...as odd as that may sound since she's an appy :) lol. We had beautiful CORRECT collection befor eshe got hurt...now we gotta start slow again...but we'll get there again!!
We have gone from the vet recommending to put her down to being able to walk/trot again and the surgeon is positive that she will be 100% rideable and sound for goo :)
ANYWAYS! Sorry for the ramble...this is Christy:
I built my own version of the "Pessoa Training System" so that's what that odd contraption is. The draw reins also. They are both very very loose, as you will see. I have a TON of pics with her head up and loking around if you need proof haha. These are my favorites:
I am open to all critiques. Be as harsh as you want. We are not about to be 4th level superstars so I'm not too worried about being up there...she is my busted little pony :)
Again, any input is alway appreciated. I will post a picture of her knee below in case some of you are wondering why she has a red wrap :)
This is why: