Haven’t Heard Any Updates On Cool…
I realized that I have not posted about Cool in a little bit. Figured it was time to give an update. Unfortunately, Cool has been laid up for the last week or so.
Lame In The Front
Well, first thing’s first! I will admit, I was just happy that he was not lame in the hind end. That would have indicated that his fracture might not have been as healed as we thought. Or perhaps that we had overworked him before he was ready.
He was limping on the right front. It wasn’t a terrible limp, but it was definitely there. We gave him some bute and left him on stall rest.
Stayed Consistently Lame
His limp was consistently the same for a few days. We were getting nervous about soft tissue damage.
Then one day when the girls pulled him out to lunge him he was much worse. And when he stopped and stood near me I could tell that he was putting his weight down all the way on the right front.
Luckily, when I saw him go and saw the way he was standing I immediately realized (with relief ! ) it was a hoof abscess we were dealing with.
Not good for Cool of course because it is painful. Luckily, it is easily treated and he is looking sound again walking from stall to stall to get his cleaned.
Ready To Go Back Out
If the girls check him out this afternoon and he seems better. Tomorrow morning we will turn him out. Then we will get him back to work again!
Back To Work
Cross your fingers that he will come back to work after his time off and pick right back off where he started from! We will know soon enough!