Wednesday, August 24, 2016

No More Massages!

Last week Stinker had a fairly light week between the vet telling me to give him a couple days off and my work schedule.  He got a massage on Saturday, and I gave him Sunday off because I was too tired to do anything.

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.

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  1. Horses! Honest to god we must be masochists. I hope he heals up quickly and it just stiff from his foolishness.

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    1. Me too! I had just been thinking that maybe I should stop calling him Stinker...

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  2. Oh no! Naughty boy. Sending jingles that he is sound enough for your appointment! They always know when the perfect time for a random lameness is..... :(

    I'm not gonna lie though, I giggled out loud at "j/k the farrier won't take him, I already tried" haha

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    1. They really do. I'm glad my pathetic whining amuses you 😛

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  3. ohhhh no Stinker!!!! why???? ugh i'm sorry, hopefully he heals up quickly :(

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  4. Oh no! Why do they think playing in the fences is a good idea?? Odin is just getting back to work after his time with that. I will have a drink in solidarity with you, and also will share my crying corner...

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  5. Stinker! Bad pony! Trainer's 4* horse wrapped his hock up in fence too, with the same criss cross across the front. He was always trying to damage himself. I hope Stinker is sound for the saddle fitting!

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    1. That sounds just like Stinker (minus the 4* part)

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  6. Silly Stinker. Hope he's back to normal soon!

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  7. Oh nooo, hope he's feeling better! Good luck with your saddle fitter!

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