Before I left for Santa Fe last week, I took Gina to the vet for her 30 day pregnancy check. As usual, Gina was perfectly good for her ultrasound and was deemed still pregnant!
Gina won’t go back for another ultrasound until the three month mark, which is in September. In the meantime, my vet has assured me that Gina is totally fine to continue her normal routine. I specifically asked about taking Gina foxhunting early in the season; she’s such a good mount that I’d love to take her if I can. My vet told me I could certainly take her hunting through the end of the year. I’m so excited!
I’ll keep a careful eye on her as the end of the year approaches. While the local hunt doesn’t move at a terrifically fast pace, the usual fixture has hilly terrain and ditches and water crossings- if Gina seems like she’s struggling with it, I’ll stop hunting her rather than risk her health or happiness.
There are a couple more dressage schooling shows this year that I may attend. I have all the scores I need to qualify for year end awards, but they aren’t great scores. I don’t know if I can manage something better, though Gina has been much more pleasant to ride since she was bred.