We did a test run with the boots before my trimmer left and Lilly could walk, trot, and turn on the pavement without any issues. No short steps and no painful steps. I think she really likes them!
After my trimmer left, I saddled her up and took her for a short ride in the arena. We did our usual walk/jog/lope and she was excellent. She didn't act ouchie at all and never took a short step. There are a couple spots in the arena that are hard and I felt her hesitate a bit before relaxing. I think she was anticipating the hard ground and then realized it didn't hurt with her boots.
|Oh boy... now we can get back to work. Yay...|
I'll be in Michigan all next week for an early Christmas with my family, so I'll bring back some pictures of my precious AJ. Have a great week!