This week marks the 3rd month of Rumor's injury/illness. We've had so many ups and downs with her over those few months. She is happy and healthy now, but we are still treating her for arthritis and will the rest of her life. The severity is yet to be determined by further XRays in April after 6 months of rest.
Her hock is still swollen, but that's just normal for her now. Who knows if the swelling will ever fully disappear.
Since I see her every day, I can no longer tell if she is making improvements or if we are still at a standstill. I got these videos today in hopes of you guys being able to shed some light on how lame she actually still is. Her transitions can be a little "sticky" at times but overall, I think she is looking really, really good! Especially considering where we were 3 months ago.
Her weight is perfect, her coat is so healthy she has dapples...In her winter coat.
She feels good. And best of all, ALL my horses are getting along now so she has friends!
Please excuse the mud on Rumor. She loves to roll. And also excuse my naughty niece Jersey. She absolutely adores "Wumor" and throws a hissy fit if she can't be right next to her.
This is her first walk outside after 4 days stall rest after she was unable to walk AT ALL.
Walking today. Like I said, excuse Ms Jersey.
Back and Front.
Trotting again. A little lazier.
Being a dork! I LOVE the end of this video.
Look at how floaty she is!