|7.3.15. It is a beautiful tail, but the treats go up here, please!|
|7.6.15 I love the window in my stall! And I love to wear my breakfast, in case I need a snack on the fly.|
|6.29.15 Canoodling with my brother!|
|7.15.15 Mini herd time|
|7.13.15 You gotta use your lips to get hay outta this thing!|
The day he was bucking in his stall, I decided he needed a mental health day. I took him carefully out of the barn to the hose, and bathed him (while he ate grass and clover). We walked along the pasture fence, grazing. He had a nice, satisfying roll. And then he reared, bucked, and starting carrying on like a wild two year old! I cannot blame him, at all. But I also cannot let him do that, as he is far from healed, despite the fact that he now walks without a limp. We walked in hand, with him snorting and spooking at every little thing. Thank goodness for his excellent ground manners, as he did not run me over, step on me, bump into me, take off without me, or any of the number of things a 900 lb critter could do to a wimpy human at the end of a rope attached to his head. But let me tell you, given the inkling of a chance to take off running, bucking, cavorting, and generally carrying on, he certainly would have love to do so.
|7.15.15 First green grass in weeks!|
|7.15.15 Grazing in the small pen.|
That day, and the next day, he got about an hour of grazing in a small pen, only a bit bigger than his stall. He loved it. At the end of his second day of this, he was just discernibly limping on the bad leg, and it swelled again, both clear indicators that the exercise and extremely limited freedom were too much for the level of healing. Man, what a disappointment! I was sure hoping he could have a little time each day outside in the small pen to eat grass! Alas, it is not yet to be, and he is back to 24/7 stall rest. I do let him wander around the barn aisle while I clean his stall, and he loves that.
|7.13.15 Anything in this stall?|
|7.13.15 Can I stick my head in here and see if there's grain in this bucket?|
|7.13.15 Anything to eat in the garbage?|
|7.13.15 Mom, do you have any treats for me? I can't find any food here!|
|7.15.15 Nearly healed!|
|7.14.15 Bug bites causing a huge swollen, crusty, hairless area on his belly. This is when it was mild! It is about 3x as big now.|
|7.14.15. Chilling in the aisle, looking for the herd.|