He cantered today - on his own. I was up in 2 point going around and around and around the sandbox and just letting him move under me...and he just slipped up into canter on the left lead...not going to lie, it felt pretty good, not going to lie, I wanted to go on, but I stopped him pretty quickly from cantering and we continued on trotting and trotting and trotting...He keeps feeling better - which is great, but I think his right stifle is bothering him (lack of muscles, problem turning sharply to the right) and I will talk to DVME at some point this week about maybe blistering it again...poor guy...as it worked marvelously last year. We are going to continue to do a lot of walking/stretching/bending this week and on the weekend, will start with some raised trot poles so he can pick his feet up and give him something to think about other then going around the outside of the arena for 40 minutes...I have apologized to him in advance for this, but I think he gets it. We have to do this now so we can run and jump later...!!!
The gleam in his eye is back, his 'people' are making a big deal over him when he is in the cross ties and he is snorting to himself more. I haven't been happier in weeks!!
Let's Go Chester!!