By June a few months of good food and a little bit of exercise were becoming visible. She was putting weight on and calming down a lot. We had done a lot of remedial training on ground manners and she was now pretty cheerful about being handled, although she still had a big spook when startled.
She was also still carrying her head abnormally low for a TB so I had a friend who does myofascial release massage and energy work start working on her. The first session produced striking results with more natural head carriage and a more flowing movement. Nina had been trotting and cantering around with a stiff legged pony style gait, now she began to use her body and bend her legs. She was stiff as a board from ears to tail, but the first massage produced good results.