Well we hit a snag approximately 8 weeks ago. Drifter came up three legged lame with a swollen splint bone. We took him into the vet and he had a bone chip. Urgh! Treated it with arthroscopy and he had 7 weeks of pasture rest. He continued to gain weight and is doing much better! He is now slowly being introduced back into work and we are working on lots of long and low to help him rebuild his muscle mass.
I would still like to see him put on a few more pounds but he is gaining day by day and is back to his playful TB self. I meant to keep this thread more update but sadly I got busy and distracted by his injury on top of work and summer classes. It has been a LONG year with this guy, and I am hoping that this fall and 2014 bring in nicer skies. Since last July we have experiences dramatic weight losses, abscesses, a stifle tear, colic, ulcers and now a bone chip. I swear he enjoys being injured.
Sadly we have lost all work progress we have made, because he is the type of horse that needs consistent riding or he goes back to believing he was never broke in the first place. The past week has been very frustrating for me because it is hard to start over at square one with a horse who just 2 months ago was absolutely perfect. But enough venting and whining on my part. Ill bring on the pictures :) Sorry for the dull coat colors, he is actually quite shiny when he is clean. But its hard to keep him that way. He spends all of his time rolling in the pond in his pasture. He is still on Ultium. He loves it and he is thriving.
He also has a newly pulled mane. These pictures were taken before I pulled it, but his latest hair do can be found in my thread under horse grooming. 1045110_10152950972935058_180790503_n.jpg 1016637_10152947716380058_673620477_n.jpg