Pleasure or pain- bucking after fences
So, my darling thoroughbred Rubin has had an ongoing back issue relating to a lackk of muscle that left him very very sore when I got him. He improved lots as he gained weight and topline, but he recently fell ill. This caused him so fall away badly. Hhad two weeks off, then stated light work. His back issues which were 98% solved before he got sick became slighly flared up with the loss of muscly across the middle of his back. It is now justt about good again, and doesnt cause him any substantial pain, just a little niggle with the chiro.
After startting with losts of flatwork, his work had increased to what it was before he got sick and the other day i decided to jump him for the first time at a hieght more substancial- the hight of a 44gallon drum? I don t know how big that is, somehwere beetween 80-100cm lol. Well anyway, before he got sick hed done up to about 1m10 or somehting, and after he got sick we have oonly done like up to 70cm.
So yeah, he hadnt jumped ay big stuff, and hadnt jumped at all for the past week or two.
he was very keen to jump, popped it nicely, but each time he dropped his head and had a play- pigrooting/ wee bucks.
Im just freaking out that it might have hurt on the landing, but he i sound obvs and only has a tny little issue left.
He came into it happily and willingly the 2nd and 3rd time, with no hint of wanting to stop or run out so it was probablyjust him beng a silly fresh show off doofus, I just wanted to get input fromm other people