Unfortunately the scrape Cupid got on the last day of camp got inflamed a few days later. I had been cleaning the wound and it seemed fine, then one morning there was heat and swelling in the leg and he was quite sensitive to the touch. Thankfully he wasn't lame. The vet came out and gave him antibiotics. It is better now, but he has since gotten a good size bite on his hip as well as a few other little scratches. None are too bad luckily, though there was one on his fetlock that seemed a little sensitive. There is a new horse in the pasture so I think they have been playing a little more than usual.
We have been doing a lot of pole work to help train my eye - Cupid and I both tend to go for the long spot. I am working on doing a half halt a few strides before, then making sure I remain upright. It's still a work in progress but has been very helpful.
We have been taking it easy the last few days, we just did a few light hacks around the property with a few minutes work in the outdoor ring. I thought maybe Cupid needed a little mental break, since he has been working very hard hopefully changing things up will help keep things fresh.
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