They have both been cleared for light work and I have been doing a little about 10 minutes each 2-3 times a week we've also been backing up and turning and even tought twitch to turn his striking while eating to a creative "shake" where he will just hold his leg out and allow me to rub on it and what not but kinda resembles a dogs hand shake looks kinds weird now instead of striking he dose a fancy foot shake like he wants to strike but he knows if he just holds it up there he will get a treat! They have come a long way i'm happy with how they are doing and still getting bigger and fatter and rogues back is getting so much better they also have more spunk rogue is becoming ms sassy and running on her own in the pasture (not un handle able or spooky she just loves to go) twitch is so lazy I mean LAZY he will randomly just fallow people around and thinks he has to stand behind you at all times he loves nose kisses but has learned to back up on command and has stopped being all pushie and no longer runs over people I kinda wish he was a little more spunky though it bothers me for him to just be so laid back nothing spooks him he doesn't even walk fast I had his feet checked out they need a trim but nothing seriously wrong kinda makes me think there is i've never seen a colt so laid back
Rewarding twitch for keeping his foot up is probably not a good idea. If he knows he will get treats for it he may very well strike you if you are in his line of fire and he wants a treat at some point. Try just smacking his leg when he paws/strikes. I did that with Kenzie and she caught on quite quickly that pawing was a no-go.
Don't worry about him being low energy though. He's still thin and it takes a long time for them to really become 'normal' again. I never saw my filly Kenzie even so much as trot for the first 5 months of her rehab, and when she did trot she seemed sore and unwilling to do it often. 8 months into rehab her feet were better and she had more weight and she trotted occasionally with the other horses. Now, 11 months after rehab started, I almost wish she was a little MORE laid back! Haha. She gallops, farts, bucks, etc just like a normal two year old. It just took time.
I tried getting twitch to stop pawing and striking even popping him but there are 8 other horses around him that constantly do it he stopped while I was there and would do it soon as I wasn't paying attention at least he isn't damaging the property and its only good if he holds it or puts it down strike or pawing gets no reward I did the same thing with my older mare when she was doing it worked like a charm also makes them a dream for a farrier since they hold what ever foot you ask for up until you give the cue to put it down
Uh oh! Twitch got into the barbed wire today! Waiting on vet to let me know of he needs stitches I called with no answer so I sent pictures going to try to get her to come out tomorrow I cleaned it up good today and put some furazone on it
Any sugestions? (other than call vet as im going to do soon as she will answer)
And I know to keep it clean
Is there anything to help him with pain? I knoe it hurts