2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Friday, September 5, 2014

For the better

I guess not getting into ODS Championships or going to Aspen worked out for the better. The only thing worse than not going would be to think you are and your horse going lame right before! Mystic has a puffy right hind that he is slightly lame on. Good news is that he is in good spirits (besides doing his normal super bored "ive been locked in a stall all day long" stuff) and is happy enough to go out for a hand walk/graze.

I picked up some standing wraps from work yesterday, I got rid of mine after selling Tolo because who would ever try to wrap a Gypsy Vanner, and headed out to see him. I put some mineral ice on, threw his standing wraps on, and headed to the arena for a walk. I hand walked him for 20 minutes then hand grazed him for another 20 minutes before taking him back to his stall. Since he gets so bored, and pushed on his stall front, I filled a hay bag of hay and hung it up for him. Im going to head out there this morning for a walk then again this evening for another walk and to rewrap him.

Hopefully with a little bute and stall rest will do the trick and he will be good as new in no time!

ETA: this is how we cold hose ;)
And yes he stood like that for 15 minutes while I redid his hair!