It's me, Kristen...and I need you to GET OUT
Laz is acting sore...still. Not any better. In fact, definitely more lame.
He is sore walking through the barn on concrete. He won't trot at free lunge and I'm not making him, or obviously riding him.
Cliff offered to come out again, which I'm taking him up on.
He think it's an abscess, I'm sure he's right...I hope it's just that and not something worse.
Coffin bone fracture, further rotation, .............ugh...
He seems to be doing ok on his hour of pasture (muzzle is on it's way) and I've had some professionals state I should look into doing a liver detox for him being there are signs of liver issues
(I guess laminitis in the rear legs is one, muscle atrophy in back is another, etc)
"Hmmpf...it's grazz time duncha noe"
"I dunt c u"
"yummmmmm yum yum, no big broun hors heres"
"I cant c u ifs my eyz is closd"
"oh oks..one mure bitz"
"An a drix"
So what to do with a horse that is hurting, not wanting to walk (forget trot) much.
I had him walk about 5 minutes to see if he would 'loosen' up and feel better.
So, I decided to use some of my Masterson skills on him
So, after some of our massaging he opted to rest on his hurting leg.
A good sign, being he really gave me a hard time (not recently like him at all) lifting his left rear up to be picked.
A couple days ago, when it was HOT as the south, I just bathed him
In these pictures you can see how he's just standing oddly.
He was such a good boy though and stayed ground tied and really enjoyed his scrub down (not so much the sheath cleaning but hey..it had to happen)
"noe whr are them keyz at"
It's been gone for so long. It's back..you see how he looks below.
There is SOMETHING going on in that foot........!
We'll see what we find tomorrow...I soaked it today in Epsom salts for 20 minutes until Laz crapped right into his foot soaking bucket, foot still in it.
Sweet boy...bare with me as we figure this out for you.