Sadly he is still lame and it is looking more like he pulled something. He is on bute and in a small paddock area during the day instead of the big pasture with the boys. If he doesnt improve in the next couple days then he will go on straight stall rest as a last resort before the vet comes out. It is much better than the first day but he has also been on bute. It seems to be worse when he is first pulled out of stall. He also will occasionally take a funny step then be ouchy for a few more before getting better, which is why we are thinking it is not just an abscess anymore. Fingers crossed it will improve with some rest! I was planing on having a chiro out but that was before he got hurt so that will have to wait until he is all better!
|He stood totally still for 30 minutes to soak his hooves! Good pony :)|
He got lots of Christmas presents today! I hit Gallops this morning since I was up at my dads and right by it. They had a 15% off store wide. I found a fleece jump girth and a bit. I also got new stirrup pads but of course got the wrong size. Then I came home and saw that Bit of Britain (I had never bought from them before) was having a 20% off and free shipping on everything! So I was a big spender and bought him new body clippers, a black Micklem for his dressage bridle, a new dressage show pad, and got myself white full seats! Next on the list is to get all my memberships (all 500 that you need to compete at a recognized dressage show! It is a bit ridiculous actually) for both Pony and I for 2014. Slowly I am chipping away at everything we need to compete with the big boys next year so the first show doesnt roll around and I have to spend $400 on top of my show fees (which will already be like $400!) just for memberships/tack/clothes that I need. Being a broke college student it is not everyday (or anyday really) that I can spend that much in one day and I have to say it was definitely more scary pressing that submit button then I thought it would be! But it is also super exciting to be getting us ready for next year :)