Denali has been so calm lately, she's a totally different horse! There are a few variables that could be the cause of this.
A. She's being ridden consistently.
B. She's on new "calming" supplements (Ex-Stress, I LOVE IT!!)
C. EPM, she was this calm when it all started....
I read on another blog today about freaking out about something that turned out to be nothing... I'm hoping that if I freak out about this enough, that it will be fine. Last week I was working her in the round pen and she was stepping funny with her hind end. My heart stopped. I made her work harder and ignored it... Of course, my mind started running...
Last night I went and got her from her field. She was such a good girl walking in, she stopped to eat some grass, and I just gave her a little tug and she came with me. No fighting. No diving. Just listening. I love my horse.
I turned her out in the arena and she was walking SO FUNKY with her hind end, I noticed it right away. A girl from the barn (actually the one who got bucked off, did I mention that it was a diabetes black out?) noticed it too and asked me about it. I walked towards Denali and she started to trot, her trot looked normal. Then she went on her crazy rampage or running. She did this for about ten minutes and then I noticed that she was off on her right hind (my trainer thinks it's her left hind) regardless, she's off. I am hoping that it is on one side. She was tracking okay, and seemed to back up "ok." Still I really wish that she wouldn't do things that made me think that the EPM is back. I guess not "back" just not killed off. I figured that if I freaked out about it then it's not true.
Denali has been doing a lot of work, more than she's done since this summer so I'm hoping she's just sore. Sigh... The vet is coming out on Saturday to look at Ophie (Chiro adjustment) so I'm having her look at D too. It has been over a year since Denali's last (and probably first) adjustment. She wasn't very out then so I didn't put that as a priority on my list of things to take care of.
Here's hoping my crazy horse owner mind can convince myself it's A. I imagine this is how children are... you freak out over your first one's every sniffle, bump, and bruise...with your second you don't care as much.