I'm on cloud 9 and thought what better place to babble about it Woodstock was on extended stall rest for a tendon/knee injury for awhile. I had put a few rides on him before he got hurt. We have been handwalking, stretching, gradually back into lunging, I even balanced my check book in his stall to keep him company and we read Equus mag together lol! Hubby thinks I am certifiable at this point. This week the vet finally gave me the go ahead for light riding!
I was sure we would be back at square one but with his limited allowed exercise he got lots and lots of ground time. I rode him for about 15 minutes yesterday and he exceeded all expectations! Quiet, relaxed and light after months off and was very green before his time off. I was hesitant to get excited because surely a 4 yr old stud who's been on stall rest for months would at least have one tizzy to get the kinks out, but none at all.
2nd ride tonight went very much the same, only with added distractions. My 5 yr old daughter driving her Barbie Mustang up and down the barn aisle (our indoor is connected, but seperated by a 16 ft gate) and the rain rolled in while we were working so we also got thunder and rain on the barn roof. He didn't bat an eye or take a mis-step. I'm kinda at a loss and wondering when the green colt blow up will come....this has went waaaay too easy