Baby Girl went to the vet yesterday. The blood panel was (miraculously) good and she is cleared for light riding!
By light riding, I mean 30 minutes a day (I can ride every day if I want). Gait for two minutes, walk for two, gait for two. No cantering. I can add five minutes a week until I get to about two hours. By Septemeber, she should be about back to where she was.
Also, she is on her special diet for life.
And is going to make every day of the rest of that life hard, apparently. Because she will not eat it.
Nothing is working any more. Alfalfa pellets, rice bran... Molasses helped a little, but she isn't suppose to have sugar. If she doesn't get her pound of fat a day, her body won't covert over to this new source of energy. And I might get a sick horse again.
She'll eat if I give her a little more grain with her fat sources. But finding low starch/high fat/low sugar grain is a wild goose chase. I've tried a dozen feed stores. The only thing available locally is Omegatin. Which comes in 20 gallon buckets and is extremely frickin expensive.
But I rode her on a 30 minute trail yesterday and she was fine! Today we went over to Amy's and did a lot of ground work. I'm learning to move all four of her feet by just looking at them and tugging the halter slightly. It's a real mind game, but kind of fun. Homework for me!