Time to go back to work.
During her break I started her and Wes on Ichon. Anyone use Ichon? My vet suggested it and my dressage instructor uses it with great success. It is an I.M. joint injection. Last time I had my saddle fitter out she suggested (she's a body worker too) that it might be time for Klein. I talked with my vet and she also thought it wouldn't be a bad idea since she is 11 now, and a big girl. And Wes, well, he is 22, and arthritic. If it didn't work well for him we'd step it up to Adequan. But, it does seem to be working well for him. I did the loading dose of one injection (5cc's) per week for four weeks and now they get it twice a month. Mochs is a pretty low mileage model, so I think she's fine for now.
These past couple rides, Klein has felt great. We have just been doing easy hacks and working on stretching down and things like shoulder in and haunches in to stretch, counter flexion.
I have a couple different goals I'm thinking about for this fall with Klein baby. They all involve jumping and dressage. I have to get her a little more back in work before I decide on one.