July 12, 2013.Reading time 2 minutes.
Freedom has officially completed his four months of rehab. Actually, his injury occurred 18 weeks ago. His leg looks great and my vet has confirmed that it feels just as good. I have yet to have the confirming ultrasound, but right now, all systems are go. He can now canter under saddle and we’re able […]
June 9, 2013.Reading time 2 minutes.
Freedom is recovering well from his cribbing collar rubs. He now lets me touch them (yay!) which means it’s easier to apply a salve. A friend loaned me a spray on herbal product that was very helpful at the beginning since there was no way I could actually touch him behind the poll. I wasn’t […]
May 31, 2013.Reading time 3 minutes.
Freedom is now 12 weeks into recovery. He’s been walking under saddle for 45-50 minutes at a time without problem and . . . drum rolls here . . . he can trot for short bursts. So Monday, we took the plunge. Who would think that 20 seconds of trotting could be so much fun? […]
May 15, 2013.Reading time 2 minutes.
News flash: ten weeks of restricted activity and not-very-restricted eating = fat horse. Yes, for the first time ever, Freedom is round. Even my vet noticed when she came for his 8 week check up and spring shots. I’ve cut back on his grain, for sure. He’s down to 5 quarts of TC Senior and […]
April 23, 2013.Reading time less than 1 minute.
April 22, 2013.Reading time less than 1 minute.
This morning Freedom’s leg looked . . . fine. No swelling, no heat. What a relief!
March 20, 2013.Reading time 3 minutes.
As I’ve mentioned before, Freedom turned up with a swollen tendon two weeks ago. He’s been under strict orders to keep quiet. Something he has, for the most part, done pretty well. But Freedom is a horse that needs a J-O-B. With not enough to occupy him he gets antsy and reactive. He’s always a […]