I took the pictures of the farrier Monday, but I didn't get an entry about them then because of my cable-Internet problem.
I rode Blue Tuesday, and while his limp is gone, he still gives to the right front leg every so often. So I wasn't too hard on him. Then Wednesday and Thursday, I had to wait around the house for the contractors from my Internet service, so I couldn't ride. That's probably just as well, because I don't want to overdo it on Blue. He's been out of service for at least six weeks.
Today I rode him a little longer, still letting him poke along for the most part. I felt him give to that leg about half a dozen times, but not nearly as bad as he was doing Tuesday. I'll give him another day or two off before taking him out again, and see what happens. It's perfect riding weather in Missouri right now: highs in the 60s, sunny, leaves beginning to turn.