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Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Barn Prisioners

The photo speaks volumes about how Colt's feelin'.

The lil' stinker has ripped off every stable bandage I've put on, I gave up on the wrapping. He's still getting the Numotizine and cold therapy. I didn't bute him, but have him on MSM at the moment. Living where we do, I put him on what was readily available to us.

Thanks to all of you for your comments, concerns, healing thoughts, and input on caring for his injury. It's GREATLY appreciated!

He's sportin' a pretty pink leg...guess we could
say he's "Tough Enough to Wear Pink!"

Of course he's board to he chews on my boot.

But, I finally got the nerve to trot him in the round pen. The reason I say that is because I was afraid he hadn't improved...and didn't want to know...silly huh?

He had to stay on the lead though because he's ready to go rippin' 'n tearin'...and he'd rip 'n tear his leg worse than it already is. Anyhow, he's not bobbin' his head at all at the trot, but I can still tell there's some soreness. The swelling has gone down a lot, but he's definitely not ready to be off stall rest or therapy.

Sorry Colt~~


Brego's coming along nicely. He's always been real goosey when you haven't worked him in a while. We're just doing round pen 101, basic ground exercises, picking up the feet with the rope, and brushing. Even the brushing tickles him. But, we're on day three now and he's coming along nicely. At this rate, I hope to have him saddled again next week.

All the ice and snow is long gone...see my round pen
in the background?!?
The footing is perfect!

I know he'd rather be out in the pasture, but
stalling him really helps him mentally get
into the groove of training again.



Reddunappy said...

Glad Colt is doing better! MSM is wonderful stuff!

Mikey said...

Well I think it's good you're working one while the other one rests. Looks like its nice up there! Can't wait to read more...

mj said...

Just wanted to mention that the last photo of Brego is a really nice one!! Very glad to hear that Colt is doing well...

Pony Girl said...

I'm glad Colt is feeling better! It's nice you have a great area to put him on rest in. We have to create an area when our horses need it, it's a little bit of a pain. I sure like those pics of Brego. Especially the last one, with the chippy paint barn. Nice colors together, I could style a living room based off those gold and blue tones, LOL!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Glad that Colt is improving. I bet he appreciates the time you spend with him while he's in confinement, too.

Brego is the prettiest horse. He looks very photogenic.


Shirley said...

C'mon Colt, heal all the way up! Brego sure has a pretty face, love the last photo.

Anonymous said...

Great news about Colt. Sounds like you're doing it right.

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