Not a ton to report while J has been out of commission doing some very important healing.
Phoebe had a chiro and acupuncture appointment with the vet her training barn uses and they had some great feedback for me. The vet thinks Phoebe is SUPER athletic and some of her issues are simply a lack of strength (to be expected) combined with huge movement that she can’t yet control. She also has weak stifles so she can’t sit and use her hind end leg properly.
Phoebe is also body sore on the left side (see: only wants to canter right) along with zero mobility up and down in her sacrum/coccyx. None of this is entirely new information but it’s always nice to have a practitioner you haven’t used before give feedback that is in line with what you know to be true about your horse.
Chiropractic manipulation is not new to Phoebes but acupuncture is and she DID. NOT. LIKE. THE. NEEDLES. They ended up having to use cat sized needles and going very slowly haha. We will do a recheck in 4-6 weeks and see where Little Miss is at that point. Here’s hoping she holds her adjustment as long as possible!