My apologies for the lack of posts; things have been busy. My semester is drawing to a close with but 3 weeks of school left. Naturally, this means lots of projects, tests, and then once all that's over and done with... exams! I can hardly wait.
Cadence had her drain out on Wednesday, and while she did fuss about quite a bit (she continued to kick out behind her... graciously kicking away from all of us humans... for well over 5 minutes after they'd removed the drain) she showed less hesitancy to put weight on her leg than before. She's sound walking on it, and most of the time she'll put weight on it. She's been off any pain medication since Sunday. As of Wednesday, she's on 10 - 15 minutes of hand walking / day, and bandage changes once every other day. In about a week, she'll have a follow up appointment with the veterinary assistant to ensure she's still on the right track, and recovering properly.
In regards to my riding, I'll be taking two or three lesson's on my coach's mare Z. Miss Z is now working on shoulder and haunches in, as well as counter canter, walk-canters, and all sorts of fun stuff. So different form the mare who couldn't walk straight down the long wall last winter! It'll be lovely to ride her again, and to brush up on my dressage skills.