Last Sunday, Belle and I went to a CPE trial, and I was struck by how differently she runs the bigger, slatted A-frame. I decided I would start using one stride regulator in practice to pattern train Belle into taking a longer stride over the apex.
Belle had been coming up slightly lame on her left fore since early spring. Six weeks ago, I took her to a vet who specializes in rehab, and it looks like Belle's issues have been resolved. She had no problems after five runs and 30-minutes of swimming followed by a short hike at a lake we pass one our way home from Davenport. Here's a short video of Belle at one of her favorite spots.