Soon's accident with the paddock fence on 13 Jan has been a giant pain in my ass. He had his check up with the vet after six days of cold hosing, cleaning, wrapping, and stall rest. He got the green light for the bandage to come off and to go back to turnout (and I got complimented on my wrapping skills!), but that only lasted about 24 hours before his leg got huge, hot, and painful. I expected swelling, but we ended up going back to the wrapping and cold hosing for another five days. He has looked awesome the last couple of days, even got lunged a little the last two days. Today he got the wrap taken off again, and now that the wound is more closed up and probably in a better position to be exposed, I'm hoping we don't have another set back.
|Progress as of 23 Jan|
He should be going outside in his big field tomorrow, so hopefully (fingers crossed) that life will return to normal. I'll be heading out for the next six months to another work location a couple hours away - right now the plan is for a friend of mine to ride him during the week and for me to ride on weekends. We'll see how that goes and adjust as necessary! I'm sad to not see him everyday, but I have some awesome, much appreciated barn friends who will help keep an eye on him and keep him busy for me while I'm gone. :)