Wednesday, February 28, 2007

We walk on

..and on and on..

Hand walking my horse every day gets SO boring. However, it's necessary. I have at least three more weeks of this. Dr. B said I could get on Kaswyn and ride him at the walk if I wanted to. I did this after the first shock wave treatment, but I've since decided that it would be better to not put added weight on the leg as it heals. So hand walking it is.

Speaking of the leg, it's been ranging from normal to filled since the treatment. Yesterday was totally normal, but yesterday was also his last day on bute and aspirin until his next treatment. I'm anticipating some sort of inflammation today, but I don't know how much. I did notice that his first shock wave treatment was 1500 pulses, and this second one was 2000. I don't know how much of a difference that will make in terms of inflammation.

So I'll see what it looks like tonight. I already know that tonight will be another 15 or 20 minutes of my horse trying to chew on me as we walk. He keeps trying to grab my coat every thrity seconds just to spice things up, and I hate having to holler at him or smack him so often. I could really lay into him once or carry a whip and I know he'd quit it, but I don't want to do that either. I know that he's bored too, and I sympathize. However, boredom does not give him a free ticket to treat me like a teething ring.

Gotta love my horse.

1 comment:

Rising Rainbow said...

Hand walking is not my favorite thing either. And the poor horses are sick and tired of being cooped up. They're bored, you can't blame them for wanting to fiddle with the walker. I sympathize........I[m hoping this all turns around for you soon.

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