Dawn's a mare of paradox - she's bracey and wiggly at the same time, energetic and also disengaged, friendly and aloof. Today, I got a lot of "I know who you are, but why are we doing this and where is [my younger daughter]?" Sort of standing back, waiting to see how we do together. That's one reason I love mares - they have to decide to work with you and bond with you and nothing less will do.
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I had PM feeding duty today, so gave Maisie a brief ride on the trail before bringing in the rest of the horses. She was great - striding out nicely - although I noticed that she was resting the left hind again in the stall as soon as I put her away. I'm suspecting a hock or stifle issue - the pastern area seems fine and the swelling goes down when she's moving around - she's resting the leg at night and it's stocking up. We'll keep up the gentle work until she's standing square by preference again.
Those of you in the US, please enjoy your Fourth of July! (I'll be spending some time at the barn in the evenings reassuring the horses as the fireworks go off.)