Caleigh's lame and has been put on stall rest with daily walking until the vet gives the O.K.
She's used to daily turn out and get's pretty frustrated when she's cooped up. I'll be seeing her everyday and taking her for a walk up and down the Aisle for 5 minutes, then she's back in her stall and I'll of course brush her down and what not but other than that she's stuck in until further notice.
Are there any activities or toys I could pick up at the tack store like one of those hanging salt licks or apple balls? Do you think they would help with her frustration at all?
At the moment the vet thinks she may have kicked herself and possibly may have tweaked something. She has a bump on her left hind tendon about 5 inches up from the sesimoid (sp?) and it's warm and puffy. She's vet wrapped with liniment and stall bound for the time being. This started today, yesterday was a perfect ride and beautiful collection. My trainer says earlier today she was out playing, running and bucking so it's looking like a hit and tweak at the moment. The vet says we'll give it a week and see how it is then, most likely she won't be good or light riding for about 2 weeks. Her limp isn't too bad but she is favoring it so she needs the time off. Poor girl.
On a lighter note, in order to effectively wrap her leg we had to shave a portion of her leg hairs off. Because I don't like her clippings uneven I went around and trimmed the hair on her other 3 legs so now she has fuzzy bell bottoms. From the "knee" joint down to about an inch above her Sesamoids (sp?) she's buzz clipped but her hoof feathers are still there and fluffy fluffy. She has bell bottoms!