Grr, had a post half written up and my computer froze!!! X_X
So, I think I messed up a bit. Because we were so behind on moving and preparing our house to be rented out, I decided to skip going to see the horses yesterday. Lo and behold, despite being outside and moving all day and all night, the area where Strider's testicles WERE looks a lot more swollen than it did previously =/ Despite this, he seems to be more energetic, so the food is definitely helping him out quite a bit.
I took him away from his new buddy, Pumpkin, and that's where things started getting a little more suck than usual. Pumpkin was not a happy camper. He started like pacing in front and calling for Strider. Strider would call back, then we got him over to the wash bay, and sprayed him down, which he was ok for. When my husband went to go get the sweat scraper, I pointed the hose at Strider's incision, and let it hit there for a minute until a bead of pus/drainage fell off, hopefully reopening the area a bit, since I"d really like the swelling to go down.
Yeah..Strider DID NOT like that. It just went a bit downhill after that. We took him to the sun to brush him off, apply Blue Kote to his leg, MTG to all his various healing wounds, and then flyspray all over. He kept wiggling and being obstinante. He was definitely not as calm as he usually is. I finally braided his hair out of the way and hubby took him to the arena to try lunging him for a bit. Yeah...that didn't work out so good. He didn't want to walk, and after we did get him going for awhile and tried to take him OUT of the arena, he was balking at going outside. O_O. It's like he couldn't make up his mind! Finally pulling and tapping at his butt, we got him back to the roundpen where he's being kept temporarily, and him and his buddy Pumpkin promptly trotted over to the other side like we were the devil... Five minutes later, I offered Strider some hand pulled grass and he walked right back up to me.
So I'm not sure what happened today. He was much more well behaved before I pointed a cold hose at his injury, so that was probably hurting. I took him away from his new buddy, which upset the both of them, but dammit, they need to get over that stuff right away...and the better nutrition is definitely bringing out a little more personality in this guy. I can't say I'm entirely surprised...if he was going to be completely 100 percent easy the whole time, there'd be no challenge in that, right? *sigh*
So here's some Post Bath pictures of Strider from Today:
Sorry if they suck a bit, I forgot the real Camera at home.