Finally! After first four weeks of complete box rest, and then four weeks of teeny tiny paddock alone, Emilie got introduced to space enough to run, and to the company of another horse today. Her life quality just improved 400%.
Things went pretty smooth on the whole. Emilie took one big bouncy gallop and otherwise kept quite relaxed.
Emilie really wants to be Cassie’s friend but Cassie thinks that Emilie needs to wine and dine her first.
We’re allowed to start Emilie very quietly on light work now too. She is not to carry a rider yet and we’re not supposed to ask her to trot or gallop (though she can if she wants to). So we have started on agility and clicker training to keep her little head busy.
And to finish off a nice day, grooming in the sun with hay.