This is unfortunate =(
The vet came out today to check out my horse's legs, as something seemed to be bothering her.
It turns out that from previous reining and hard work with the old owners, she has had a lot of wear and tear, and can no longer do that hard of work.
I can't do reining.. no spins or stops or gallop, or small circles.
No speed events.
Only ridden on soft ground (arena), can be ridden on trails if only at a walk.
So, I can walk trot and canter, but only in the arena and no circles under 20m.
We are buying some supplement stuff for her, glucusorain or something like that, which is supposed to make it not bother her quite so much.
She takes short choppy strides now, to take the pressure off.
This really sucks, because I was excited to do some showing this summer, in reining and barrels, but that can't happen now :(
I really don't want to sell her, but it might come to that if I want to do more than she can do.
We paid quite a bit for her too, only 5 months ago, considering she is a reining/western pleasure horse.
I might still be able to do western pleasure, if she is sound enough though...
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