Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NW Arkansas, USA
We got to go play with Rebel today. He's still doing well, but is a bit swollen from the gelding. Vet said to expect swelling around the 3rd day, and here it is, right on schedule! If he hasn't gone down by tomorrow night, I'm going to call the vet and see what we can do for him. He doesn't seem to be too stiff or sore however, so I'm not terribly worried.
Caly still hasn't taken a liking to him. Starting to wonder if she'll ever like him. I kept trying to get a picture of her pinning her ears at him for another thread on here about cranky mares, but every time she heard the camera flash, she perked them up! Persistence prevailed, though, and I got a good "mare glare" from her. *sigh*
We groomed Rebel, worked on more desensitizing in general, and starting working on walking over obstacles. He wasn't a fan of it at first, but after a while hubby and I both got him to walk over the pole a handful of times without hesitation. Yay! Very proud of the progress he's making, even though it's "baby steps." He is only a baby, after all!
Tomorrow is his first hoof trim, and we're going to try to trim his fronts without mild sedation first. If he proves to be a handful, we'll give him the sedative and then finish him out. Keeping my fingers crossed that he behaves like the good boy I know he can be. Will be taking before and after pics of his poor little hooves. I know he'll be much more comfortable after they're trimmed.