Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Remi - all systems go :-)

After careful discussion and observation, Remi had some of his deviation trimmed off last night. We felt it was trying to fall off but had split and not fallen off and that it was starting to hamper him. He was very close to interfering with the other front leg.

We watched him walk, took some off, watched him walk, took some more off, watched him walk. He seems happier with it reduced. Will watch him over next week or so, and see effect on his movement.

Judging by how Remi bounced round out hacking first thing this morning, I think he is happy with his feet. Turbo Remi

Remi is still very much a work in progress in terms of rehab and building him back up for dressage. But there are some encouraging signs.

He is hacking very happily including alone (which has long been problematic). Perhaps a sign that he is more comfortable physically? He hacks out (even over stones) with pricked ears and bright eyes, and is a joy to hack at the moment.

He is also standing and moving a lot more uphill than he was a year ago. My trainer suggested that he previously some discomfort in hips / stifles / quarters and was braced behind and putting weight on his shoulders, now he is more comfortable behind, he moves in a more uphill way. In the last few weeks he has got easier and easier to sit in balance on when schooling.

His bodywork reports are getting better and better.

He is starting to build up muscle over his back, loins and topline.

Keeping all crossed.

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