Monday, January 21, 2013

Photo update- Chilly morning

Since I know that Danny did not hurt himself now, I feel much better about life.
Of course he is full of energy when it is chilly out.
This pic really shows how high is leg goes up

he has to "Jump start" to get running

It sure doesn't stop him from rolling though

He really runs funny

The rear view of his full condition

I wish I had had my camera with me Saturday.  I let all the horses out at once, they all raced around the pasture as fast as they could go. Danny included. A few times Killian went after Danny, but just chased him, never really tried to hurt him.  It was so nice to see them all out together for a change.

Since I know for sure that he is not swollen and did not hurt himself I will go back to his exercising and start him back with some light riding.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Vet Check

Dr. Bruce Connely came down this week to look at two of my other horses. While he was here he took a quick look at Danny. 
He said he looks great, he did not see any swelling in his bad leg at all.  I was told to continue on with what I am doing, but to make sure that if I ride him, to keep it on soft ground in case he lands toe first again.  Less likely for permanent damage.
So with that in mind we will go back to our weekly outings to the arena.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I am still unsure of what to do with Danny.  He does not seem to be swollen anymore, yet sometimes it still seems as though he is not wanting to put weight on his foot.  It is so hard to tell with that bad leg as he has very little control over it to begin with.  He is so stiff and slow right now with the cold.  He acts as though every move is painful for him. I put the blanket on him yesterday.  I wish he had had it on a few days ago.  It got down to -6 the night before.  Had I realized it was going to be that cold, they all would have been blanketed. I am concerned that I have over done it with him.  or maybe I am under doing it.  I really don't know.  It is hard with out the help of a vet.  Maybe it is time for Bruce to come down and have another look.