We are taking it day by day and today was a GOOD Day!! The wraps came off this morning and Brego's leg looked great. The swelling is almost completely gone and there was no heat. So Brego got an ice pack for 15 minutes for good measure and then back out to the field to his buddies.
When I arrived this evening, he was in good spirits. He was slightly back sore from the work yesterday but his leg looked good and he was chatty and interested. We went to work on dressage and I attempted to bend him into a stretch as I learned yesterday. Wow, we've got some work to do there! I also worked on my position in the canter and it is much harder on the big boy. He's not as consistent or balanced as the schoolie and his stride is quite large. We had a pretty solid work out and then I performed the test for the upcoming show, working on memorization. Not great, but not too shabby. The goal of this weekend is to complete, not to compete, so I am just hoping for some consistency among all the nerves.
After the stretching work, Brego's back was better than before the ride. He did not react to my poking and prodding of his back. Good dressage is supposed to be like a good massage, working the muscles out and lengthening them.
Brego gets another poltice tonight after all the dressage work.
Still no word on the event itself. It rained today and will tomorrow as well, but then is supposed to clear out for the rest of the week. Fingers crossed.