Monday, I went out to the barn early and was ready to ride and all that fun stuff. I was greeted with this...
Apparently someone (ahem *Stinker*) decided playing in the fence is a fun hobby. His leg had quite a bit of heat but not much swelling (I am discovering he really doesn't swell much) and he was obviously sore on it. He was reluctant to walk off at first but by the time we got up to the barn, he was starting to move better.
Instead, of my ride I got to cold hose his leg and then hide some bute in his timothy so he would actually eat it. I decided since he seemed to move out of the soreness, instead of going in his stall like normal, I would have S keep him in the small ring by the barn. She cold hosed him again at noon and I went back out in the evening and did it again.
Tuesday morning, he was moving better, but I still didn't like the amount of heat in his leg. He isn't three legged lame or anything, but just not moving quite right. The part that is killing me is I finally have a saddle fitting appointment on Thursday. The little turd monkey had better be sound enough to walk and trot for the fitting, otherwise I might just give him to the farrier (JK the farrier won't take him I already tried).
How he stretches during his massages
He is still off (as of Tuesday evening) and I am really hoping for a miracle, but I am not that optimistic. Hopefully, he will keep improving and be good enough that we can get my saddle fitted. Otherwise I will be in the corner crying/swearing and there might be a Stinker up for grabs.