|Wayne looking good in his brand new leather |
halter yesterday! - 10-15-10
This morning he was walking better and pacing in his stall. No more founder stance, but that leg is definitely still ouchy. Put his frozen corn ice pack on his leg again, and attempted to go out and graze again. He was more interested in the other horses than grazing, but at least studly contained his excitement a little better this time, so we went for a very slow very short walk down the driveway. He's definitely got his personality back, and was into everything while I was cleaning his stall and had him tied to one of the cross ties in the barn aisle........I finally had to shorten the cross tie so he couldn't go very far or I was going to be there all morning trying to clean his stall out, stopping every few scoops to go get him out of something.......
"Wayne, get out of there, that's not your beet pulp! Leave the cat food alone! Blake isn't going to share his hay! Leave that lid alone, that's not your beet pulp!! See, rice bran taste bad, that's what you get for getting into something that's not yours, now don't take that lid off again, go eat your hay cubes!"
Yeah, he's like a little kid sometimes! It felt good to laugh this morning though, and have him into his usual mischief. But I am still worried about him. Bowed tendons take a long time to heal, and can easily happen again. And a horse needs at least three good legs to stand on, so to have a bad knee on one leg and a bowed tendon on the other just worries me sick. I know most people would put him down, but at the same time I have a really hard time playing God when he seems alert and happy (ok, he's not thrilled with being in a stall and voices it rather loudly at times) and he's eating good again and seems to be responding to treatment.
So we'll take it one day at a time. Stall rest for the rest of the weekend, then see what next week brings. Heading back down there with his frozen corn ice pack again soon. I'm sure he'll be thrilled.
|Somebody slept good last night. - 10-16-10|