|Keeping busy photographing our|
- I am pretty sure that Sugar did not spend this time reflecting on her issues, meditating on life's next steps and truly resting for any and all future decisions. She fought it like a good, co-dependent alpha mare until we relented and let her stand with her UL Dressage Lover with her promising to be quiet.
REHAB STAGE 2 - WALKING QUIETLY UNDER SADDLE
After a bit of time whining, complaining (quietly) and fighting restrictions, one finds gratitude and begins to enjoy the quiet solitude of our new found freedom. These twenty minutes allow the reflection necessary to move forward (or accept) with life.
In the later phase of this stage, you begin to see the future more clearly and yearn to make changes but are still inhibited by restrictions. Sugar chose to deal with this with occasional leaps and bounds - leg said GO!
REHAB STAGE 3 - ADDING TROT
|Release the Hounds!|
Still, while boldly moving forward, we must do so incrementally - 6 minutes week one, 12 minutes week 2 adding lateral movements, 18 minutes (ok to hack outside with no limit on walking), 24 minutes week 4 (still no 20 meter circles or turns on forehand).
REHAB STAGE 4 - CANTER/JUMPING
The world opens up again... To be determined
There is so much going on in my life now. What if I rehabbed it as gently as we rehabbed the Lil' Pinto Pony? What if I had a guide as good as my vet? What if?
Hmmm... Still, Life is, indeed, Good!