2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Finally!

We are finally getting to the bottom of our lameness issues! He has been much better but we have only done bareback walks and a little jogging in the arena. Our farrier was out today and found an abscess and dug it out! It didnt take much as it was close but he found it and nasty black liquid was coming out. Yummy. Sadly that means he is stall bound until it gets better so it doesnt get infected. I am going to go out both morning and night to soak it and also get him out in the arena so he can still get out of his stall. The nice part about it is I can cross tie him, put his hoof int he bucket, and go do whatever I need to do and he will just stand there for 20 minutes without moving. SO helpful! Hopefully this will all be behind us come the new year. He has been out of real work all of December and its driving me crazy. Now not only are we further behind in our work towards 2nd level this spring but also his conditioning. At this point I am just thankful it ended up being an abscess but I am so ready to get back to our lessons! Our first 2014 show is going to come up fast!

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  1. That is GREAT news; you would have been so much farther behind if he had to recover from a soft-tissue injury! (not to mention the traumatic shaving. ;-)

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    1. Yes, I am SO thankful it wasnt soft tissue and that I didnt have to be traumatized with the leg shaving!

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  2. Good news! And you didn't have to shave his beautiful feather!

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    1. It would have been a really sad day! So glad it isnt needed.

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  3. Good news just an abscess! I bet you two will pick right up where you left off. :)

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    1. Haha one can hope right?! He is usually really good after a quick tune up.

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  4. It's good that you found the abscess and got rid of it. I'm sure your farrier told you this, but make sure the hoof stays clean to prevent infection.

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    1. Yup, that is why he is stall bound again, sadly.

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  5. Glad to hear that it is an abscess and that he will stand for soaking like a champ!

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  6. Woo hoo! I hope this is still the case and he's still improving.

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