When I first got Maisie, she incurred a low suspensory injury to her R hind - although this superficially resembled that it wasn't the same. A horse with a suspensory injury is not usually sound, even at the walk, and the swelling doesn't come and go during the day.
I've been slathering on Nolvasan ointment every day from hoof to hock, and the daily turnout helps with the swelling. Yesterday when she came in, her leg looked almost normal - just a little puffiness at the outside of the fetlock joint. So we rode! Just some walk work, focussing on forward first over poles, with softening, particularly working on forward on the turns. I also wanted her to stay straight approaching the poles (my focus was the issue here I think) and to step forward over the pole rather than hesitating or short-striding. She did very well, so we went for a very brief trail walk and then were done. Her leg looked only a little puffy this morning, so we'll keep up the walking, and a little trot work, until she is completely OK.
Melissa of Paradigm Farms has been keeping me updated on Lily and Norman. They're doing well! Here's Lily exploring her pasture - she's now out with a herd:
And here's Norman, resting after a hard day of being a pasture pet!