What a month. The Clear Round Curse still haunts us only this time I noticed something concerning.
12 weaves were impossible for him to complete, his stride pattern was all wrong, his jumping form had changed and he was jumping contacts. It took me two shows to realise that something was really wrong. Here are some show clips to peruse:
The diagnosis was difficult at first, but the vets isolated an issue with the nerves in his spine, later found to be a consequence of a sprained back muscle. My bear is now off work for a minimum of 4 weeks and on ‘box rest’ until then 😦