I hate posting so many threads but I have so many questions XD Lola was lame for 2 months with ligament damage at the top of her right front leg. She has been sound for two weeks now. I have been lunging her for about 5-10 minutes everyday of just walking and trotting. I then rode her on sunday and she seemed to go lame again. So I got off and let her off into the field where she was obviously lame. It could have just been a stone because on monday I lunged her again and she was 100% sound. So I rode her today and she was still sound.
Now I would like to know how slowly I should progress with her? Should I canter her yet? I obviously know not to jump her yet but when should and how slowly should I progress the jumping..
I am asking here because my instructor told me to ride her even if she is lame. And please do not tell me to get a new instructor etc. She has seen all of these issues before so must know what she is talking about. But I really just want to do everything perfect so I do not risk making her lame again. Can someone please help me out?