Well, I've been settling into the work force again. Trying to get a new regimen going for me and the horses. So, for a little more than a week, Snickers didn't have a whole lot of riding/exercise besides being turned out etc. I had also run out of vit E and there was one day that I had to half her high fat ration because I was lower on the feed than I thought and couldn't make it to the store until the next day.
Yesterday, I decided to lung Snickers to see what her noodles were doing exactly. She seemed a little more gimpy than she had been, but not anything major. So, I just rode her around the ranch a bit. I was a little worried.
Well, today was another day! I lunged her again first. She looked good, just a little lazier. However, it does seem that she may have gained a few pounds again. I was leaving her pasture open every other day since the grass is pretty eaten down.....but that is now ending again. So.....then I went to ride her int he arena and work on holding her jog and try to lope. She held her jog wonderfully for as long as I asked, without anticipating the lope at all. Then I asked for the lope and she took off moving forward. Her best was six smooth strides at once. She is getting soooo much better! More natural feeling. So, this must mean we are moving in the right direction!