As we close in on a month of stall rest with Oh So, I’ve found that we’ve gotten into a routine that’s working the best that it can.
He had his fluphenazine shot and I still have to top it off with ace most nights when I take him out, but I’ve been trying to keep him out for 30 minutes in the morning and an hour when I get home.
Some nights, he decides he wants to be a little silly, so I’m glad I’ve got the chain over his nose. I pretty much have to keep a kick chain on his leg at all times in the stall because I’ve come down to find him bucking violently seemingly at random when he doesn’t have it on. He’s gotten some of the metal bars down from the top half of his stall by kicking.
I made an appointment for the 23rd for another ultrasound and probably a second PRP injection. I’m a little concerned that he paces in the stall and he always seems to go to the right, which is the bad leg.
Besides that, I’ve been keeping busy at work. I got to travel to Saugerties, N.Y. this past weekend for HITS-on-the-Hudson where I covered the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix and a couple of hunter prixs.
It was a beautiful, if not windy weekend, and I found it challenging to cover a sport I’m not as familiar with.
Hunters and jumpers are big business and horses rarely stay with one person for long, so it was tough to get the riders to open up about their relationships with their horses, which was unfortunate.
Otherwise, I had fun watching horses jump huge fences and I was pretty happy with my photos.
I went to look at a possible horse today, but I won’t say much else until the vetting next week because I don’t want to jinx myself!