Lady of Mystery
This is Consolation as of Saturday afternoon.
She looks fantastic. Her attitude is bright. Her coat and eyes shine. She eats like a mosquito in a nudist colony. Last night, she got the wind under her tail and forgot to be dignified. She twisted and bucked and galloped and leaped all around her paddock, looking for all the world like a cross between a dressage champion and a rodeo bronc.
I’ve decided to rest her for a while. Thinking back to last year, when she was behaving very much as she is now, it was a long break after a tie-up that cured her. We never established for certain what the problem was (hoof pain was the chief suspect), but it resolved with time and she came back raring to go. So, a rest it is. We’ll do some gentle exercise daily, plus full-time turnout, but no conditioning rides for at least a couple weeks.
Then, we’ll see how she goes.