I took Chance out to ride him and he was very uneven. At first I thought it might be the bugs, but when I got of and lunged him, he was definitely off in the back. Same symptoms.
OK, so he is back in his stall and tomorrow I will again set up the little pen. He was 100% fine on Wednesday when I rode him, and he had been fine for well over a week before that. Whatever is wrong is a result of his running and playing. I will call the vet again and do a phone consult. I guess it will be a long summer in for Chance.
Tucker is fine and I gave him a good solid work in the ring. Just about a half hour, but he was sweated well behind when I was done, so I know he was working his hind end. I concentrated on correctness today in lieu of the tests. We did lots of ten meter circles, shoulder-in, haunches-in, leg yield, trot lengthenings, canter circles, canter half-pass, counter canter, and canter lengthenings. Except for one break to the trot after a canter lengthening, he did everything really well.
Toby and I warmed up for a few minutes and then rode through First Level Tests 1 & 2. I've got them except for being sure of the exact letters for some of the transitions. I just have to check the tests so I will be accurate.
I don't like to use a reader becuase I end up paying attention to him/her instead of concentrating on my horse and my riding. I usually do just fine remembering the tests on my own anyhow once I figure them out.
I got grain today as well, so unloading that was a nice bit of extra exercise.
All in all, not a bad day, but not a good one either with Chance limping again.
As I said, "Rats."