I am itchin’ to ride my horse again. Tomorrow will be about a month since Simon’s leg blew up, and three weeks after the vet diagnosed him with a suspensory strain. Tomorrow I will hop back on for a mostly walking ride, and slowly leg him back up.
He’s been rather enthusiastic in his limited turnout, with more playing & leaping than I’ve ever seen him do.
Still, we took this issue very conservatively and his leg has stayed cold and tight for the past two weeks. When I was out at the barn this past Saturday, I palpated it and didn’t get even a hint of reaction from him.
I’m not anticipating any problems when I hop on tomorrow, but we shall see. While I’m itchin’ to ride, Simon is just plain itchy. Hope you enjoy this series of itchy face photos, because they definitely make me smile when I curry him at the barn.