Vixen, one of Santa’s regular starting nine reindeer, has been the subject of a lot of news and concern in recent weeks. Due to a slow recovery from surgery she had over the summer Vixen was unable to participate in the Reindeer Games this year and her status for Christmas Eve flight has been a source of concern.
But a workout Saturday at the North Pole is a hopeful sign that maybe Vixen has turned the corner on her recover.
Elf Olaf Petersen, a trainer at Santa’s Stables, reported that Vixen’s most recent workout showed improving speed and agility. But most importantly, the long workout she received did not result in any new pain or discomfort for her.
This hopeful sign has doctors here hoping she can be cleared for flight tests soon.
We will keep you posted on her progress.
If Vixen can be made ready by around the 20th of December she could be cleared to fly for Santa this year.