My horse was out of work for a few weeks (about 3) due to an infection in her leg. Vet thought it might be a bone sequestrum but it ended up healing up nice and all. Once she was sound and it was closed up I gave her one ride her first week back because I was working a lot. Now its been about a month since she got hurt and I have started to ride her again the past couple days and found a show I plan to go to on the 29th. Its a very small h/j schooling show just a few miles up the road.
This mare is an OTTB and has tyed up 5 times that I know of, the most recent time was about 5 years ago or so. She is on a low sugar and starch diet and I have slowly adjusted her back on to grass. I also tend to bring her back slowly but usually she's off for less time than this (like a couple days)or like a few months, she is extremely accident prone!!
Anyways, my main question is do you think I can take her to this show? I figured I could do at least flat classes or do you think she could be ready for low fences? How long should I take to bring her back to her level of fitness (pretty fit, riding 45min-1hr most days w/ jumping 3ft like ever other week or so) after 1 month off?
Let me know if there is anything I should clarify!!
Thanks!! Sorry its so rambling!!