Monday, April 21, 2014

Breaking the silence - last weeks review...

Such a stud! Thanks Kat for the pic :)

So some of you may have noticed that I haven't been riding and Henry really hasn't been getting worked. This isn't normal for us - we are both work horse type personalities. I think we both thrive off of a schedule :)

Basically we have been playing a game of he doesn't look lame per say, but mom knows there is something wrong and I don't want to push him just because.

He had a few rides put on him over the last few weeks but he would take a "weird" step every once in a while and that didn't sit well with me.

The only way that I could explain to the vet what I was seeing was him taking like these weird peg legged steps. I also felt like his toes were really long and his feet didn't look right- I thought the plan was to keep toes short and a good amount of heal, but I am not a vet or shoer.

The vet has been super busy so I was finally able to get him out and we blocked Henry's heals Monday. Then decided to go forward with x-rays.. which thankfully were scheduled for Tuesday.

We xrayed both front feet and his navicular looks great- praise the Lord! They asked if I wanted to do more shots and I said please do whatever you think is necessary since we are already here. Everything looked good.

Henry was a rock star, no sedative was needed and he stood still for over an hour while he was prepped, x rays taken, we talked, more x rays, we walked... you get the picture.

I wasn't able to stand there when they took the x rays (pregoness boo) so I didn't hear all the details but I trust my vet.

My understanding is that we are going to address shoeing - shorter toe and more heal (esp on the right) so that his feet are in the right position. 

Prayers that all is well after that and that we can keep that shoeing going for years to come! :)

Also cleaned Mr Henry's man parts Tuesday night, he loves it lol!

Wednesday and Thursday he got a little turn out- he has no front shoes on yet, vet and shoer need to talk and shoer won't be back out till Friday.

Thur evning

Thur evening

 Friday= shoes!
Friday he got his toes did
Saturday = turn out
Saturday Henry got turned out while we watched the lesson :)

Sunday while everyone else was celebrating Easter, B and I hung out and worked Henry a little. I did some lunging (cause I am too prego to ride) and he looks much better :) He wasn't wild either which was nice, but he is almost always composed on the line- what a good boy I have raised :)

Picture of Henry by B :)

32 comments:

  1. Glad you were able to get peace of mind!

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  2. Hopefully having new feet makes him feel better!

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    1. You of all ppl know that struggle :)

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    1. I wish I got new shoes ever 6 weeks ;)

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  4. Sounds like you've got a really good path going for him! Such a handsome guy too!

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  5. Hope you can get him back into a bit of work :) And he saves all his crazy for turnout with Ramone next door lol

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    1. Yeah we need to work off that fluff he found with the time off ;)

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  6. Glad its okay and you have a plan!

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  7. Sounds like you have a great team of people to work with him!

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    1. Yes thankfully!! And a crazy over protective mom :)

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  8. Glad you were able to get some peace of mind!

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  9. I had no idea he had some navicular going on, Karley, but I'm glad things are under control. You could never guess with all his usual enthusiasm ;)

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    1. No navicular issues... We just wanted to X-ray everything since it's been almost 3 years since I did the ppe :)

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    1. Me too!!! :) he looked good tonight!

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  11. Hope you are able to get his shoeing figured out and get him back on the right track!

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    1. Hopefully we are on the right track :)

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  12. Hope that its all sorted soon!

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  13. No hoof, no horse, as the saying goes :-)

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  14. He is so handsome! Great news about the navicular, hopefully the shoes help :)

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  15. That shot of him in the field is beautiful and crazy. I wish we had a field like that!

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    1. Its a poop field- they spread all the manure and then this crazy weird stuff grew.. a bit of grass but mostly prickly stuff. Since he didn't have shoes on I thought it was a soft place for him to move around :)

      Not as glorious as it looks! haha!

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