Maura was with Mara when she saw the Vet today and Mara’s hoof issues are greatly improved. It was determined that her back issues are due to her saddle fit. The prescribed fix is to use a saddle pad with gel pockets. I will get this new pad ASAP, as there is no riding until we do. Many thanks to Maura G. for the wonderful assistance.
Since Jay and I were enjoying Sundance where we even spotted Robert Redford!
Mara has been tender footed and less willing to trot off and to move out recently. Because she has already had a case of laminitis two years ago, I was concerned and feeling that something was “off.”
So today she had a Vet check and it was confirmed that she is dealing with another bout of Laminitis. A blood test, exam and hoof check now have us on a rehabilitation treatment program moving forward. Mara was given pain medication (daily for the next four weeks ) and we will wait approximately three days for the results of the blood tests. A real bummer, however we are on our improvement plan and looking for good results for her.
Today Mara and I enjoyed our fastest ride to date going out with Cindy and Jackie who ride Icelandic horses. They tolted and I cantered a fast loop around the Meyer’s farm, a fun outing! Then Dr Toby saw Mara B for her fall shots and checkup.