Thursday, November 08, 2007

Regretful and Sad

Kaswyn still is just not right. I called the vet, but I don't know when he's coming out yet. Hopefully it will be in the next few days. I'm not sure exactly what's going on, so it's time to call in the professional. What I do know is that I had someone with a good eye watch him trot tonight and she said she wouldn't have noticed anything wrong unless I had said something. But now that she was looking at him critically he didn't seem to be straightening his left leg all the way before he put it down, which is what he was doing right before we diagnosed the knee problem. It was slight, but she could still pick it up. However, the trot felt fine and even to me.

His left lead canter felt very poor though. It reminded me of how it felt when this whole mess began two years ago. Thankfully he was in a super mood and was really happy to work, which gives me hope that if he hurts it's not that bad yet. I'm afraid I pushed too hard too fast. Or maybe this is his body saying it can't handle the training.

Regardless, this sucks.


Wiola said...

Big virtual hug on the way to you. So sorry to read this :(
I had a horse in my teens who battled with navicular problems while being a very talented show jumper (or stadium jumper as you would call. It really broke my heart when I was told after diagnosis that all he could do was to be a happy hacker.
Actually, they were wrong and we went to enjoy a bit of dressage before he had to retire to quiter pace of life.

I hope that with Kaswyn the problem is managable and you will be back on track soon.

EquineSpirit said...

((HUGS!!)) and I hope it's nothing major! *fingers crossed*

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