This week was a good one for Cricket. We were able to get into the arena on Thursday; otherwise, we spent the rest of the week riding on the place where we did our lesson. We've continued to work on Bend at the Walk & Bending Transitions at the trot. We very briefly touched on Vertical Flexion at the Standstill as well. She continues to get softer & softer. Today was supposed to be bath day, but I ended up having to give my husband a ride to the dentist in Norfolk due to a bad tooth infection, so I had to quickly take pictures of everybody before we lost light this evening. This evening, I also noticed that Cricket had a bit of heat & inflammation on the right side of her neck. She's acting normal & it doesn't seem to be painful. There's no wound or puncture spot. I wonder if it's not a reaction to an insect bite. I poulticed it to help with the heat & inflammation & will continue to monitor it over the next couple of days.
Next week, I anticipate the arena being soggy for most of the week, so we'll continue to ride & work on things outside of the arena, which will be great for Cricket. We may even head down the lane for the first time.
- Lexy Nuesch
Next week's update will be posted on Saturday.
I do my best to get these updates posted in a timely manner, but it's not uncommon for me to be outside until after dark, depending on the weather, my schedule, & who gets worked when so updates will sometimes be posted quite late in the evening. Don't be alarmed if you don't see your update right away. In rare cases, I may have to push them until the next morning, but I'll reach out & let you know if so.