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        05-13-2012, 06:14 PM
    Originally Posted by Ladytrails    
    Grace, I agree that it would be a good idea to have the vet look at her fetlock. Since it's been so long and there's still puffiness, it would be good to know for sure whether there is anything to worry about. I hate puffy legs - there is so much potential disaster lurking beneath the skin of a horse's leg and the degree of swelling isn't really a reliable predictor of whether or not there is a big injury or a small injury.

    If you get the vet out, be sure to ask whether wrapping would be advised. You can use the Sore-No-More under wraps - it's one of the few that is allowed with wraps. The reason I am thinking wrapping might be a good idea at this stage is that sometimes the swelling alone is enough to cause problems, from allowing the veins and structures to distend with fluid, and proper wrapping keeps the swelling under control. Wishing you the best of luck in getting this pesky problem cleared up!
    Thanks Ladytrails! I'm calling him 1st thing tomorrow morning. It had some slight puffiness and she's been on bute for a few days and it doesn't seem to help the inflammation, so want him to come out and assess the issue for me. She's not lame, doesnt even seem to be bothered by it, but I am so constantly worried and won't ride knowing it's having an issue.

    I spent all morning at the barn, by myself, it was glorious! I sat in a chair in the sunshine out in the pasture and let Kes much on the grass for about 30 minutes. Cleaned out her stall, groomed her and fed her lunch. She's starting to put on some weight, and is looking pretty good!
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        05-13-2012, 06:19 PM
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    I would love to spend more time with my horse
    But for now I have to be satisfied with 3 days

    You sound so happy, it's so wonderful you are finally realizing your dream!
        05-13-2012, 06:27 PM
    Kestrel looks happy too
    I also like spending time with my horse too
        05-13-2012, 09:29 PM
    Such a frustrating day. Beautiful day, could not ride and all the girls went out on a great ride. Good thing was they moved at a very fast clip today and I am not ready for that yet so I am glad they got to do that as I feel I sometimes hold them back. Going to look at a buddy for Pip this week.
        05-13-2012, 10:25 PM
    Originally Posted by Mellow Mel    
    such a frustrating day. Beautiful day, could not ride and all the girls went out on a great ride. Good thing was they moved at a very fast clip today and I am not ready for that yet so I am glad they got to do that as I feel I sometimes hold them back. Going to look at a buddy for Pip this week.
    Oh fun, what will you be looking at?
        05-13-2012, 10:35 PM
    Grace, have to disagree with you - Kes doesn't look pretty good - she looks GREAT! What a beautiful mare! I'm sure you had the best kind of Mother's Day, full of restful hours your new mare!

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for the vet's assessment. Bute is pretty powerful - I had a mare with a significant tendon injury and on bute she was showing very little lameness. I was astonished later how much pain the bute could control, and it took a while for it to wear off, too, to see the full extent of the pain and lameness. Hopefully you're just being a little bit obsessive about the swelling and it's nothing to worry about (and I mean that in the very nicest way, coming from one who thinks obsessive watching of puffiness is a good thing...)

    DH joined me on a ride through the neighbor's several hundred acres of pasture this afternoon. Lovely day here, horses were fresh and ready to go (which is both good and bad with high-energy gaited horses!). DH hasn't ridden for about 9 months due to some medical issues so it was great to have him along. Sliced some homegrown strawberries and had those with angel food cake for dessert. Yum!
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        05-13-2012, 10:51 PM
    Since my daughter had to work today
    I spent that day my hubby
    We went for a nice walk
        05-13-2012, 11:06 PM
    Green Broke
    Sounds like a very nice day for most of us. I helped a neighbor w/her young horse. We did some lunging, then sacking out w/a saddle blanket, a first saddling, some walking w/the saddle, then unsaddled her & put her next to the fence...leaned on her then a leg over then actually sitting on her for a couple of minutes.She was so thrilled. She will be ponied w/a saddle on the next time we go out. She was ponied out on Saturday-she's doing quite well w/that.
        05-13-2012, 11:21 PM
    Originally Posted by With Grace    
    Oh fun, what will you be looking at?
    Another walker...12 yr old trail horse. A bit bigger than I am used to or want(15.1 and Pip is 14.2) but could still work. I know most of you probably ride bigger horses!!!
        05-13-2012, 11:23 PM
    Sounds like you had a good time Cacowgirl

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