Due to too many things on my plate Danny is only getting his stretching and exercise about once a week. BUT that once a week seems to make him really happy. He really has been stretching his hind legs out for me and his energy level seems to be on it's way up again.
He spends more time being active again (perhaps a weather thing) and his time in the round pen is nice with very few incidents of landing with his fetlock bent back and on his toe. Backing in circles gets better every time.
I was watching him race around the pasture last week. More like his old self than I have seen him in a long time. I am seriously considering a short ride in the arena this weekend, when I take Trax down.
Farrier was out yesterday and gave him a nice trim which he needed.
I also have learned that we have a new lameness expert in town now. I am always looking for new ideas and information, so once I get my finances back in line I will most likely have him come out and take a look and Danny the Wonder Horse, just to see if he has any suggestions on things I can do with him.
Jay and I were talking the other day, trying to imagine what his career was before he got the stringhalt. Was he a jumper? Maybe, he has the long tall body for it. I don't think he was a barrel racer, or a roping horse. He seems more like an english riding horse than a western. Although he doesn't exhibit any sort of Dressage training. Of course, how would I know. I certainly do not know how to ride Dressage. I'm just barely learning what leg cues are. :)
Perhaps he was just someones trail horse, the love of someones life. We will never know. All we know now is that he is Danny, sweet old boy of my pasture. He has found his forever home.