Thursday, September 2, 2010

Still waiting, vet had an emrgency

Yes.. we think it's a bow. He's on stall rest and wrapped. My vet was set on her way and had an emergency. Since we both felt comfortable, she's coming out in the morning ( a few hours now actually) and he's wrapped and in deep shavings with lots of good hay.
He was fine when I went to work, met me at the field gate for breakfast, and when I went to do chores that evening, he was standing back by the stream. When I went to turn water off and feed the one back field, he was still there. So I drove to the barn, had Katie drop me off on the four wheeler and when I checked saw his leg was swollen and hot. So we limped to the barn and Katie cold hosed him for me, and then we applied the cold gel and wrapped him good. Yesterday he had the huge barn fan on him and was happy everytime I zipped by. Of course, he was happiest when I was carrying hay down the aisle and I can say that each and every hay bale is Morgan tested and approved!
He stands like a doll baby for me to hose his leg, and I'm hoping to teach him to stand in a bucket of ice water, I think he would with a hay net in front of him and me reading to him. He likes to be read too, and enjoyed watching the mama deer and her twin fawns playing near our pond.

1 comment:

  1. Great to hear that Arrrrr (morgan) is doing well and most of all getting very good care. I remember the days of Arrrrr running at Saratoga and Belmont and Tom Durnkin's unforgettable calls. Keep us all posted on this great horse!