Good thing I still put my long johns on as it was pretty chilly by the time I got out there.
I decided that Phantom was the priority for the night. I hadn't ridden her since early January, and I wanted to see what her respiration was going to be like. I hadn't given her any of the Ventipulmin yet from the vet visit almost three weeks ago since the plan was to give it to her before I ride, and well, she wasn't getting ridden.
The last couple of times that I had put her in the arena to run around her breathing seemed pretty good. No issues with recovery. I decided to try the ride without the medication. I wasn't going to be doing much - mostly walking with some short trot sets.
|I really need to do something with her mane. Like brush it.|
The bad news is that I should have given her the medication before riding.
She was puffy and doing the short shallow breaths after I got off. Her recovery was not very good, considering how little we had done.
I gave her some Ventipulmin post-ride. I guess I will have to use it for the next while, pre-ride.