When last we left off, pony was crippled.
|No thanks, Mom, not today.|
Here's the timeline from recent events:
- November 3rd: Archie's right front pastern is injected for his ringbone.
- November 7th-8th: Archie gets ridden lightly on trails and in a pasture, very little trot.
- November 9th: Archie rips off his right front shoe and embeds a nail. I begin abscess treatment.
|This is my new favorite tape.|
- November 11th: Archie is notably more gimpy and the vet examines him. Told to continue abscess treatment for five more days. I no longer need sleep or money and my transformation to a robot is almost complete.
|This is my life.|
- November 12th: Gets shoe back on, noticeably more sound.
- November 15th: Finish abscess treatment.
- November 16th - 18th: Rains.
- November 19th: Short ride, off at the trot. Same for the next three days. Solidly sound at the walk, so we just mostly walk.
- November 23rd: Decide to give him some time in the hopes that his foot is just a little sore. Periodically checking his soundness for mere strides (because circles are verboten!) in the roundpen.
- November 25th: Text vet, schedule for Monday, November 30th.
- November 30th: Vet immediately diagnoses a brewing abscess and an infection. After shooting a couple rads, he digs out a giant hunk of hoof. Archie goes on SMZs, bute, and we're back to wrapping for the next seven to ten days, with soaking for only the first three. Silicone pour-ins are suspended for a shoeing cycle, so that hoof can breathe.
|This is our new hole. I've dubbed it the "Glory Hole Cavern", mainly because that is a place near here and it's been a pain in my butt.|