Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Well, I am a very skeptical person, until I am proven wrong, which then...I am willing to accept things. With that being said, I've been increasing Snicker's lunge work, making her go more forward and really working on impulsion. Today was the first day, which I really saw her noticeably different. She looked more mature and she has picked up on how to go forward, like she should, without me having to constantly nag, as before. When she is going forward, her legs don't act up near as much. And I've really been enjoying all of this, because she seems to totally 'get it'. Maybe that's why she looks more mature to me now. Once we got past the whole, yes you HAVE to go more forward, she seemed to start enjoying it, even getting a little snooty as to say, "I got this Mom, let's go!"
Maren still thinks there is nothing wrong with her except weak stifles and her being an awkward four year old. She obviously doesn't spend as much time with her as I do, so I can't say I have been swayed yet. But Snicker's had a really good mile stone of a day today during her lunge work.
I also set up an appointment with a chiro she uses exclusively for Belle and Snicker's both on the 21st. I am really starting to trust Maren's instincts and wisdom and decided to go with it, though I've already had two. We will see.
Belle went on a trail ride in her boots for the first time and was her usual, wonderful and easy self. Feet will be working on concavity for months. I did also pony her off of Snickers yesterday for the first time off of the ranch. That was fabulous as well.
So honestly, things are good around here...sooooooo happy. I will video this week some of Snicker's lunge work. Like I said, not yet swayed, but it's looking up!!!