Thankfully I have a great leg vet only a 40 minute drive from me. Steady was just fine hauling though my nerves always seem to creep up. Steady was a bit excited when we arrived refusing to stand in one spot, but what's new. Then Dr. King did his thing. Rubbing, poking, proding with an ink pen and lunging was the extent of the invasive(ha) exam. 15 minutes and he gave his diagnosis. Soreness seeming to coincide with the ground hardening. We could go into x-rays and all that but he felt strongly that it would just confirm his thoughts. Steady was a little off on his left front, interestinly enough. I could see it as he was lunging him on his rubber mat in his place but not something I ever saw lunging him in my grassy side yard. Go figure! Injections it was. Both front cofins and both lower hocks. $310 later Steady gets some time off and I will hopefully have a sound horse for the much anticipated event camp coming SOON! He will be ok to ride for a few days before I leave for my trip. Then he will have the entire 12 days off. I will have about 5 days before event camp. That I may get in two maybe 3 rides on him. Though I will be riding almost my entire trip out to CA so I will be fit. All in all I am happy with the news. He will also be seeing the chiro before camp cause I can tell his lumbar is out. One day I may have this horse all fixed up and then I won't know what to do with myself.
Steady's boo boos.
And he looked so good standing there I thought it a great time to do a weight update photo. Sooooo wattaya think??!!
Then I poor Moonlight was giving me a pouty face. This is what happens when an 8 year old little girl that has her own horse learns how to braid. Who needs Breyer's when you have the real life version?!
Moonlight-"does nobody care that I am a boy??"