Originally Posted by farmpony84
It really is absolutely amazing. I feel guilty being so enthralled by the healing process.
When Beauty severed her tendons she spent about 6 weeks in a stall and about the second week she got so cranky that just thinking about her daily bandage changes made me sick to my stomache. I stressed so badly and it took 3 people to do it. One to hold her head towards the bandage changer, one to force her to put weight on the bad leg and then the most dangerous job... the bandage changer. Luckily my brother did it for me. Since it was a back leg he felt the wind whisk past his ears several times....! I feel for you...
Do not feel guilty... I find healing processes interesting too. It just happens to be my horse this time.
We figured out that if we have April in cross ties and Cory (my boyfriend) grabs her tail bone and puts pressure on it she will stand pretty decent. We tried hand twitching her nose and grabing the skin on her neck and that didn't work.
Tonight April took a handful of steps with full weight!!!!! I am still smiling from when I was out at the barn 4 hours ago. She was also putting weight on it in the stall. At first things just seemed to go no where and overnight she improved tremendously.
Thanks everyone for all of your support!!! It is helping sooo much :)