Thursday, January 14, 2010

This Morning Brings............




A horse whose left knee really seems to be handling the release from stall rest and lack of hand walking fairly well...........Last night found her resting herself within the open stall after dinner and the same this morning. I believe she enjoys the comfort of her stall now that she has the freedom to roam if she so chooses. Her left knee really doesn't look any different. I see while she was eating, she had brought that left rear a bit forward. My guess is that she may be a little sore after yesterday's initial escapades and is now self regulating her movement. Smart horse. I do not see an increase in swelling, which makes me happy........I think we're actually heading in the right direction. I will blow off any trimming of hooves until the end of February, which I know is a long time to go, however, I do not want to stress this any more than necessary.....We can always fix feet.........

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Yay! So glad to hear it!

Jean said...

Excellent news!! I know you were worried after the frolic. How interesting that now she actually chooses to be in the stall.

Mrs Mom said...

Just make sure she isnt stressing the knee joint with long toes ;)

Yeah I know. Hush already! LOL

Glad she is doing good!!! Slip them both a cookie from me!

Callie said...

Mrs.Mom, I hear ya, just don't want to put all her weight on that joint. Her fronts actually don't look too bad, Where we have the problems are the rears and flares, which, I know can push it all up to the front. Thankfully we're at a slow growth period here in the tundra, LOL!

Grey Horse Matters said...

She seems to be doing alright after her antics. Just hope she keeps taking it easy and heals completely.

Breathe said...

Isn't it something? The healing powers of the equine are a wonder.

Glad she's on the mend.

Carroll Farm said...

Ok, good. Glad to hear it.

Midlife Mom said...

That is such good news that she didn't reinjure herself!! I bet it scared the wits out of you though when she took off for her frolic in the snow. I'm having some serious horse problems right now. Weird stuff, when it rains it pours!

Victoria Cummings said...

Who can blame her for wanting to kick up her heels, but I'm so glad that she didn't do any damage. When Siete is sore in front, she puts her weight on her back feet and that causes a whole new set of problems. It's always something, isn't it? I know your dilemma about the trimming, but I think that Mrs. Mom is probably right. Don't you wish they could lay down and have their hooves done? Sort of a horsey pedicure at an equine nail spa.s