Finally back in the saddle

Ola ola,

Today I got out of bed with a nervous, but excited feeling. I had been holding off riding all week, because I didn’t want to know the answer if Grumpy hadn’t responded to all the treatments for the last two months.

The first sign I was looking for was if he walked strange after saddling up. He would have a tendency before to walk very stiff for ten meters after saddling up and then be fine. Today he was a bit slow, but not stiff.

Gosh, I need to start using the new halter.

Then when I started longing I was worried he would be slow because of the saddle on his back, but he went on like he would have without it. Which was one of the sign that the vet said was good. I made sure he worked well through his whole body before I decided to get on.

There isn’t too much you can do in 10 minutes, but we focused on Grumpy walking well trough his whole body and not blocking his back and for me to sit correctly in order for him to move properly. As we only focused on walking today, I can’t say how he will be in trot or walk, but so far so good. He is a lot less tense and stiff then prior to the treatment.

So happy Maria today!

X.m

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