A couple weeks ago, Tom snapped some photos of me taking JB for his first spin to try out his wheels. This was our first attempt at ponying and it went off without a hitch. I had been taking him for daily handwalking and trotting for a couple weeks before this but I had expectations of JB being much more animated once he was allowed the extra freedom and increased speed of trotting alongside another horse. In the end I think he was so happy to have the closeness and companionship of another horse, he didn't even think about kicking up his heels. Nevertheless, the wheels seem to still be working. He takes many more steps that look sound than unsound so I am very pleased with his progress.. October 21st marked 5 months post surgery.
First trot, and ofcourse, he is trying to out trot Cassidy.. (still has the competitive edge I see!)
Bearing weight on the right front in a trot.. JB seems to be saying.."ok, fine, I will stay back here then"
Finally has it figured out to stay at Cassidy's hip
Coming around the corner
And finally back to the walk , with Munci (the dog) in tow. (sorry about the archery pole in the middle of the picture!)