Sunday, July 7, 2013

Hoss & Scout update

As of June Scout has again had back (SI) issues.  Scout's lower back has been swollen on and off since the middle of June. For the past several weeks he's been fully focused on trying to eat on the trail. In Scout's mind that means when he attempts to pull down to eat and I ask him to walk on he backs... even downhill (thankfully we have avoided the canal).I've been running cold water over it after we ride, followed by Sore No More. That seemed to work well at first, but it is not so much now, and he no longer extends at the walk and trot. The chiropractor came out and she worked on loosening his muscles and gave him some B12 injections. This has helped somewhat, although I have not been cleared to ride him yet, as his joint area is still sore. We have been ground driving and hand walking/trotting. Yesterday he seemed a lot more comfortable : )

Hoss' 19th Birthday

As for Hoss, he has been doing great--however, he came up with an abscess in his left rear hoof two days ago, so he's getting some special attention for that, which he seems to take in stride. We've been working on the left lead and bending, and he is taking that lead more and more now that he's fusing on that right hock. That should help even out his muscles a bit if we can keep that up!

Hoss and I recently went on a nice ride up to Tucker Lake, and then repeated it just last week. He really does love the trails!

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