Thanks everyone! I left Comet in until Saturday afternoon, at which point it was approximately 72 degrees out, partly sunny, and the ground was finally dry enough that I felt comfortable letting him out. I walked him around a bit to assess the lameness (which was basically none) and the swelling in daylight as opposed to the stall, and he looked so much better. Still a little swollen, but not really noticeable to someone who didnít know he had an injury.
Well, I walked him into the field and took off his halter and he gave me this devilish lookÖ then TOOK OFF AT A FULL GALLOP. Comet doesnít buck, never has- otherwise I think he would have. I was screaming after him, SO worried he was going to wipeout or reinjure it, but instead he went over to one horse, possibly the one that kicked him, and lifted his injured leg at him as if to say, ďDonít even try it again because Iíll get you back!Ē which is funny because Comet is the most passive horse Iíve ever met. Heíd never actually kick anyone/thing. Then he proceeded to roll in four different spots, all the way over a couple times, and then went to the hay where he usually parks himself.
I guess he thinks heís feeling better!
I checked him out after that episode and found he seemed to be perfectly fine, and went back that night to check on him and he still looked good, possibly better from finally getting to move around. I kept him in Sunday since it rained all day, and the ground got really wet and slick. He was NOT happy to be in again. Let him back out this morning and he is still doing great. I think itís safe to say no further vet care will be needed unless something happens again.
Iím just amazed at this boy. After everything heís been through in his life (I rescued him in 2011, close to starvation and hadnít been ridden in 10 years), a bowed tendon, a fractured fibula, and according to my vet having DSLD, he still thinks and acts like heís a young colt. Iíll have the vet back out in a few months to have him assess Comet for soundness for riding, as Iíd like to use him for HUS (he loves the show ring and is a GORGEOUS mover), even just w/t. We will see what the future holds, but as long as heís sound and comfortable Iím happy. Seems like weíre on the right path for that!
PS- Hereís a picture of my handsome boy.