||[Sep. 24th, 2006|08:51 pm]
Yesterday we went to the barn for a few hours. First we longed and rode Thunder, and then a friends horse, Ben.|
I don't know if you all remember Thunder, because i havn't posted in a while, but basically in case you forgot he's a 6 y/o paint horse gelding, the one who ran through the fence, had a two-week hospital visit, and half of his face is paralyzed
Thunder is doing better now, but i know that i havn't told the story, but here it goes.
Two months ago, he sliced his foot open (on what-we'll never know), from about an inch above where the hairline is on his front right foot, and slightly down into the hoof itself. The vet had come out and stitched it up, but said it may never grow right, as it had cut the actual hoof. He was inside for a month, having it constantly bandaged and cleaned every to everyother day. He developed a bad case of thrush from being bandaged and staying inside all day, so we also had to start bleaching his hoof once the bandage was able to come off. The infection is now gone, but the flap of skin that was sliced is not healing exactly right, it is a little knobby piece of skin, but we have bought bell boots so it is not constantly irritated.
Yesterday was our second time riding him from his two months off, the first time he was wonderful, and yesterday, not as much. He was hyper and very stubborn, but not uncontrollable.
I only have pictures of my friend/coonwer riding him, as i didn't ride for too long and the fact that it was my camera, and she didn't reall know how to use it.. then i have pictures of both of us riding Ben