Friday, November 09, 2007

More sure today

I know for sure something is up with Kaswyn now.

For the last 10 days or so Kaswyn's been getting daily alternating doses of bute and aspirin. Yesterday he got bute, and today he got aspirin, so I decided to ride him lightly today and see if there was a difference between the rides from yesterday to today.

There certainly was a difference. Today he wasn't nearly as jazzed about working, but that may have been because he was ridden yesterday. However, the left lead canter felt really bad again today and he broke from the canter down to the trot on his own. This is something that my horse simply does not do. Unless there is a problem.

The vet comes Monday afternoon. There are two areas that I suspect are the problem.

#1 - That old knee/splint bone injury flaring up in the left front
#2 - Something going on with the left front pastern/fetlock.

He'll get Saturday off and a walk on Sunday. And then he'll see Dr. B. on Monday.

Here's to a great weekend. And a wonderful addition to my vet bill.

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