Too excited to not post something! So we ended up taking my 5yr gelding to the vet (maybe 2 months ago?) because he had been having a BAD back problen for over a year. He got regular chiro visits and they would help but then the pain would come back. So I gave in, begged my parents (cuz they had to pay for the trip) and took him in. Turns out he has arthritis in both his hocks, so he never wanted to put the weight on his butt which then caused his shoulders to double in size because thats all he would use, and caused the aweful back pain (I couldnt even touch his back) Well, I couldnt afford the injections (which I felt so bad about!) so I ended up getting Bute, therapuetic hock boots, giving him massage and heat therapy to fix his back, and I put him on a joint supplement.
Well, I can finally buy him the injections! I sold my show bridle (my mare hated it, dont know why) and I sold my vintage dirtbike (just sold it tonight) and Im still selling my english saddle as well as getting a second job. but Im sooo happy I can finally buy my boy the best treatment! (im crying tears of joy right now)
And it couldnt have come at a better time! Hes been going to a college class for two weeks now (my instructor loves how big he is, I love the looks I get being so small standing next to him lol) and its starting to get harder, Ive been stopping him part way through class and checking him over (I explained everything to the instructor so he was okay with me giving him a break and doing stretches and massage) but today I noticed it started hurting so I stopped and the told the instuctor he was done for the day.
Im just sooo happy! Ive felt like such a bad mom these past few months, I felt like I should be doing more. My vet was shocked when I told her all i was doing and selling, apparently there should be more teens like me :/
And now Im doing the happy dance again
Now I gotta get the drugs (which I need to drive to another state for), take him in (the vet is showing me how to give the shots myself cuz its cheaper) and presto!
Thanks for reading my insane post!