Apollo is such a good sport. We rode for 25 minutes last night indoors, and I even asked him for a teeny bit of trot -- like the length of one wall in the indoor. He was obviously off, but he was a good sport about it. I had thought that I should get myself out of the saddle to keep from unbalancing him or making it harder for him in any way. So the first long side trot, I tried to hold myself up in a weird dressage-saddle two-point. I think that did more to unbalance him than a steady post would have done ... so the opposite direction long side trot, I posted, being careful to post from my thigh and keep my own balance. He appreciated that much more.
The wound is healing well, still. It's got a good base on it, so I decided that I can go ahead and give the Equaide another try. The proud flesh is still there, so we'll see how the Equaide does with it. I am not worried about it irritating the leg now, not with the heal on it we have.
We're also down to once a day care, which works a lot better with my work schedule ... especially because I have to be much better about arrival time. Hmph. I don't like morning. Watermelon, carrots, peas, and elephants. Just because. There's an echo in here lately. Anyway, I am really looking forward to the weekend -- I might sleep in, but then again, my friend will be bringing her horse back to jumping lessons after her horrible injury. I really want to be there to cheer her on! Plus, maybe I can tag along with the 11 AM lesson I am usually in, maybe walk over ground poles or something.
Chop wood, carry water. I wonder how long it'll be until he's 100% again.