Sunday, August 8, 2010

July Wrap Up

The beginning of July feels like 6 months ago, and I have a lot of stuff to blog about so I'm going to keep the goals short.

Make a back to work plan with the vet
Yes, she basically confirmed my thoughts on what I was planning on doing anyway.

Study for my HB Pony Club rating
Ummm. Kind of. I studied a little bit here and there for a month and then about 2 weeks before studied like no other. The few days before, the whole 4 hour drive there, and from 4am-7am Saturday morning were spent studying. And I passed! With 4 Exceeds Standards. Except for the imitating shoe removal part. Which I initially passed, but then she changed her mind. It's easy to retake though.

Get Ti settled and happy at the new barn
Yes! I LOVE the new barn and so does Ti. He looked relaxed and ate his whole dinner 5 minutes after arriving. He didn't finish meals and acted a little nervous for over a week at the old barn.

Keep using the Equissage
Yes and no. I used it less than I should have since it's a great resource.

Hack out a lot
Yes and no. I hacked out a lot until things went down the drain.

Okay, so I have rehashed this a lot, and it is kind of depressing. Since I don't think anyone reads this I'm going to try to summarize. This is what happened in the 8 days after my last post.

1. He pulled a shoe.
2. He had a mild colic.
3. He flexed positive on his RH.
4. He tested positive on the neurological tail pull and circling test (RH weakness).
5. He flexed negative two days later.
6. His legs looked fine on xrays and an ultrasound except for a little arthritis in his RH fetlock.
7. Tested positive again on the tail pull and circling.
8. Is on another month of Marquis.

He's doing fine, but the EPM thing rearing it's ugly head it frustrating and worrisome. His signs are super mild so it could be possible that this is residual. He is also getting really good care right now. We're doing pretty much everything we know of to keep him happy and healthy. I don't think he's suffering at all, lol. He even gets a HUGE pasture to himself at night. We just have to see how things are going after this month of Marquis.


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