“How is she doing? Any better?”
Soundness? She feels fine. She felt fine when this all started, though, except on the trail that one day – so I’m not judging based on that.
Attitude? Has gone slowly downhill as she does not understand why she’s limited to walking. There have been spooks at shadows. Poor pony is bored out of her mind. She’s holding it together surprisingly well and I never felt like I needed to ace her for our handwalks.. well, okay, I started contemplating it after week three where she spooked three times three days in a row. Then she pulled herself together and looked almost rideable again. So, so impressed with this horse.
Physically? The war wounds are stacking up. She’s scraping her hindquarters somewhere in her stall. The fuzzy hock boots (with extra fluff) are nearly worn through. I just placed an order for a replacement, since her hock has a scrape this week too.
The original injury site still has a lump. As I started writing this, I think it has lumps on both sides. It might be all in my head. I’m trying really hard not to think about it too much. I’m already doing what I can, no use beating myself up for it.
Hock boots, upside-down bells, vetricyn in six different places, fly spray, and standing wraps when I have extra time (and sufficient light). I’m running out of ways to bubble-wrap the horse here, but I’ll take suggestions!