Minor tendon inflammation
Long detailed back story
Why is it when things start going well the lovely ponies break?
So I went out to see Ella yesterday had had 2 fantastic rides on the weekend. Finally hit my stride so was able to keep her trotting without feeling like she was runningn off.
Was just able to keep her trotting 5/6 Laps the arena at a time. Think I did that twice.
Then walked her out for about 15 minitues aware she's fat and unfit. She's been back in work about 3 weeks.
Went out Sunday and after a 10 min warm up got her trotting again. I did a couple of laps each way then some figure 8s and serpentines. About 10 mins worth walking about a lap in every 4.
So I took her out of the arena and was just going to walk her out then decided while my confidence was up I'd trot her out in the big bad world. About 5 mins work mostly on about a 35m circle but lots of straight lines too.
Then walked her out for 10 mins.
It must have been a combination of the hard ground, the slope of the ground and being unfit but yesterday I went out to find her tendon swollen and hot. No lameness, no pain just hot and puffy. I hosed it off for about 5 mins. Put DMSO on it and we went for a wander around the back of the property just getting used to being away for her friends for about 15 mins. The swelling dropped noticeably.
She had a similar occurrence last year which due to timing with uni earnt her months off work.
What's my best course of action?