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post #81 of 92 Old 09-20-2012, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks y'all. I am very excited too. No stitches and no cast. And she's moving soundly. Of course I haven't asked much of her yet. I've made her lazy trot a few circles around me and she moves normal. Her walk looks completely normal. We'll just have to build up from here. I'm just happy I'll be able to ride her again. When that big open gap stared at me the day after it happened, I thought all as lost for sure. I've started letting her into a small 1/2 acre yard type area where I can still keep a close eye on her for some outside time after 6 weeks in a stall. She's loving it. Can't wait to let her back out with my other 3. :)
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post #82 of 92 Old 09-20-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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EthanQ, I sure hope none of us ever have to deal with an injury like this (again in my case). I'll be checking fences much more regularly from now on. I've had a few people tell me to soak it. One person even said to soak it in Tide. LOL! I always thought that was more for abscesses, but I do use salt water to clean the injury regularly instead of just cold hosing it. It does seem to make a difference. I use an old mustard squirt bottle to squirt the salt water directly on there. She actually seems to like it because she always stands perfectly still and relaxes when I squirt the water. Then she wants to lick it off. Sigh......
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post #83 of 92 Old 09-20-2012, 10:58 PM
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You have done an excellent job-I am amazed at how well the leg is looking. You sure did work hard at it & my hat is off to you! She looks to be a sweet mare & I believe they know when we help them through something like this. I hope you get her back to full use & no more injuries. Thank you for sharing & keeping your cool throughout.
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post #84 of 92 Old 09-20-2012, 11:17 PM
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Nice job!
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post #85 of 92 Old 09-20-2012, 11:39 PM
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Somehow I've missed this thread until now. You have done a great job with her! I can't believe how much better it already looks. I hope she continues to recover as well as she has so far!
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Look who got to wear her saddle for the first time in not quite 10 weeks. I didn't attempt to ride her yet, but she got a nice work out in the round pen. She walked, trotted, loped, and changed directions several times and didn't show an ounce of lameness. I'm so relieved and encouraged. I can't wait to get back on her, if just for a stroll in the pasture for now. I think we'll be back to chasing cans by spring time. :)

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WOW in all honesty From day 1.. till when you said she started to get better. I didnt think she would be able to barrel race again:/ glad to hear that she can!!!!

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WOW in all honesty From day 1.. till when you said she started to get better. I didnt think she would be able to barrel race again:/ glad to hear that she can!!!!
I have to say, I didn't have much hope either. I still won't know for sure about racing until we actually get back to it and put some true stress on that hoof. That's why I'm going to take it nice and slow and build her back up. I don't want to rush it. That cut is still healing every day but it's nice and scabbed over now so its just a matter of finishing it out and building up strength on it again. But I truly thought she was going to be growing her winter coat in a stall. Instead she's back on the big pasture with her buddies, goofing off. It's good to watch her.
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post #89 of 92 Old 10-18-2012, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Well, we did it. I got on her today, 11 weeks to the day. Oh my gosh, it felt so good. She felt like her old self. No major workouts yet although she was actually ready to go to work. She was dancing around pretty good like she does before I turn her loose. I just wanted a stroll through the pasture. I did let her lope a little towards the end. Not a bobble! What a journey this has been. When this first happened, I didn't think we'd be saddling up again until after the New Year some time. God is good!
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