Sunday, January 8, 2012

HORSE ALERT: Smokey update

I rode Smokey today. As some of you may know, Smokey had a nasty heel bruise. He probably did it to himself, but nonetheless, there it was. Sore-lame-ouchy. I had vet Dr. Amy Halaburt (NW Indiana) come out and look at him. I never trust myself completely. I didn't think it was a stone bruise, he hadn't been out. But, we have this awesome indoor arena--not a stone in sight.

So, I've been doctoring with Betadine Solution and powdered but that goes into his feed. No heat. Sound as a dollar. I rode him for about twenty minutes at a walk. Yeah, he was a bit gimpy. That was a disappointment. We'll see how he does tomorrow.

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