Originally Posted by Oldhorselady
Sorry Jaydee.....I do know how hard it is when you want to do nothing more than help them, but just can't figure the mystery out. Very frustrating. I hope it's just temporary for you.
I did learn today, something positive about Snicker's trying to canter under saddle the other day.....one of my friends at the ranch saw the hopping she was doing going into the canter and she said it did not look like resistance or sassyness....just her trying to figure the whole thing out and get her body going. So, I'm happy to hear that.
The vets given us banamine to ease her - more because we were worried that she might lie down and struggle to get back up - and advised to keep her in for a couple of days and then gradually increase turn out again just in case it is a reaction to the grass suddenly growing though you'd have thought at her age she'd have experienced it before. She's quite happy to be in as she enjoys feeling 'special' and getting regular visits from me!!
The way you describe Snickers and the canter isn't unlike a milder version of what Looby does at this time of year - and when I first had her - to being asked to canter in a ring again rather than just in a straight line. Her legs also seem to get in a muddle and she's changing legs, getting all wound up and usually ends up having a bit of a broncing fit.