|Cisco's paddock mates were all having a snooze in the sun when I put him back out.|
He agreed with me. So she is staying on the medication for now.
The side effect of the drug appears to be that now that she can breathe, she's feeling pretty fresh. Ugh.(I suppose the lack of consistent exercise could also have something to do with it.)
Wednesday got really hot out. It hit 31 Celsius, which is July/August temperatures, not May.
|My car actually said 34 just before I took the picture. I guess the sun felt warmer.|
I was off for the day and tried to get out to the barn early so that I could have the riding done early. But I slept in a bit. By the time I grabbed Phantom it was pretty warm and I thought that she would be pretty mellow.
Nope. She wasn't as silly as she was on Sunday, but it had potential to go that way.
|I didn't realize that I forgot to put on my half chaps until I got to the arena. I rode shockingly well without them - usually my leg swings everywhere.|
Phantom actually did pretty good with it. I know her hocks are a bit uncomfortable, and since I don't have to worry about her teeth for a few more months getting her hocks injected is next on the list to spend money on. So I don't really expect her to do too much sitting or pushing behind. I'm good with short attempts as I know that if I push it she'll compensate and end up sore in her back.
|Phantom's symmetry score has been steadily decreasing, even though she doesn't feel too bad. I'm interested to see how much this changes after she gets her hocks injected.|
This was supposed to be the worst of the heat for the next little while - the temperature starts dropping again tomorrow. I'm really hoping that this heat brings in a storm overnight as we really need the rain so that hay prices don't rocket at the end of the summer.