After her first adjustment I was instructed to ride her to see how she did and if she worked well or not. I wasn't able to ride on Tuesday, so I rode on Wednesday. Unfortunately, Suzie was not sound past the walk and she did not work out of it. Despite still being off, she was quite chipper and literally sweated her ass off with excitement. I was joking with a friend that it looked like I had worked the crud out of her instead of a few laps of trot and a few steps of canter.
|She literally sweat from the excitement of being out again.|
I called the Chiro the next morning and explained my worries and I cut to the chase in asking him if he thinks Suzie should see a Vet or not. His reply, in basic terms was, "Well, Suzie had some significant adjustments made and she was pretty fucked up." (Spoiler: He didn't actually say fucked up).
|Since Suz was still lame, my friend and I let the |
On Sunday morning I hitched up and trailered Suz and a friend's horse out to the Fairgrounds in the next town. I lunged Suz quickly for the MT to assess and Suz was certainly a lot better than previous days and we noticed she had some right shoulder tightness. Suz was worked over by the MT for about 45 minutes, wherein she released quite a bit and really enjoyed having her right shoulder worked over. The MT found that Suz was quite tight in her scapulas, although it was much better considering this spot had been previously worked on.
|Getting a massage.|
After the appointments, we had to drop my friend's gelding off at his new boarding arrangements before hauling back home. I've had a glimmer of the silver lining we are trying to reach, as when I turned Suzie out with Spud, she trotted several steps and was 100% sound. I wanted to give her the ability to let the massage and chiro work sink in, so I didn't do anything with her on Monday and as of right now, we have a rainfall warning (50mm+) so riding is a no go.
Hopefully I'll be able to ride sometime this week once the rain finishes...