|Good answer, good answer!!!|
The next day I planned to let him trot around a little so I could finally see how he was moving since he got cast. We had gotten a few inches of snow and slightly warmer temps so the ground was at least a little cushioned, but unfortunately I had to test out his free movement in a ring where one 1/5th of it hasn't thawed since temps first dropped below freezing.
|You're going to let him loose where?|
This dumb dumb trotted off squealing, and trotted right over to the snow-covered ice rink. FUCK.
|SASS for DAYS|
|See those arrows? ICE, ICE, BABY...|
But, in the end he adjusted his footwork while cracking through the ice and stayed upright. Maybe he'll make a good fox hunter after all? And guys, outside of a few sketchy steps that I'll chalk up to the world's worst footing, he looked damn good.
|Looking confident on that right hind|
|Don't mind me, I'll just be over here practicing my extended trot on ice:/|
|All four, off the floor!|
|Uphill much? Damn, son!|
|My favorite of all... "I did a good job Mommy?"|
Watching the videos I can see a little residual stickiness in the hock, but it could just be a little leftover soreness or stiffness from being stall rested for 2 weeks, or from the footing or trotting around in his blanket. Hopefully the warmer temps this week will help get rid of the rest of the ice and snow and I can start him back under tack this week. Hopefully he can keep a lid on his enthusiasm:)