I'm trying to stay positive, because it is a beautiful day. Sunny, a gorgeous 80F, the birds are out and the trees are greening up... but Saga is lame again (still)? I took him for a jumping lesson yesterday, and as soon as we started trotting it was apparent that he wasn't comfortable. It's the left front again. I suspect that a feed change I tried to make earlier this week wasn't a good decision (as evidenced by the strong digital pulse that Saga now has), so we're back to the usual. We'll see if that helps in a few days, and if not... I am really not sure where to turn next. Anyway.
I did end up having a good hour-and-a-half long ride on Taran, who we stuffed in the trailer and took to the lesson as an afterthought. He was FULL OF IT, and just kept going and going. I was pretty surprised since he's not in good shape, but just went along with it. I even jumped him, which is pretty shocking given that Taran. Doesn't. Jump. His preferred MO is to trot up to any fence, no matter how tiny or how innocuous, then slam on the brakes at the base. Yes, he's been worked over trot poles. Yes, the X's are teeeny-tiny. No, he hasn't been overfaced. He will eventually jump any fence, but the first time he sees any fence he just hits the brakes. Usually it's about the third time over where he gets going, but then when you go on to a new fence, you get to start all over again. Well, for whatever reason, things clicked yesterday, and Taran jumped two whole fences (after slamming on the brakes for the first one). Fuzzypony was happy, Paige was happy, and I had a ton of fun. Who knows, maybe he'll be my new mount for jumping lessons when the hubby is riding Saga!
Back to it being a beautiful day...
This was last weekend on a trail ride. Look, green grass! Hard to believe that we're still in "moderate drought", but we keep getting rain, so there's hope!