I rode Gem!
After getting permission from the vet to lightly ride Gem 10-15 min, i decided today would be the day I'd get back on him.
Tacking up went smoothly. Which was good because usually he'd throw a little fit when I would tighten the girth, but he didn't today.
I put my vest on as a "just in case he does something silly again", but it really wasn't needed.
I got on him and just let him do his own thing for 8 min. We walked a few times around the ring and then he wanted to stare at the donkies and at Vega and Sneakers.
His walk was amazing! It wasn't choppy as it always was, and his stops were so much smoother! I am just so proud of him!
Next time i ride him, Tom's coming up, so i'll get some pictures!