Monday, May 23, 2016

Walkabout

Everything feels tediously slow...but Quest is doing better. She wasn't handling the stall rest well and while not ideal, the only other option was allowing her to rejoin her friends outside. The pasture turnout has done a world of good for her mentally and she has gained back most of the weight she lost last month.

And to my huge relief, mareface has been behaving and keeping all four feet on the ground during handwalks without any extra doping. The vet gave her an long-acting sedative with 3-4 week acting strength the first week in May during the follow up exam; she totally overrode the same sedative  in April when she was confined to "stall rest" though so fingers crossed it helps take whatever edge off to keep her calm and quiet for as long as possible.  

Quest (2)
Miss Popular has been getting lots of visitors the past couple months.
My sister E on handgrazing duty this past weekend

I also touched up Quest's feet for the first time in awhile. We haven't been on the trails in almost two months though meandering in pasture has kept them in decent shape for the most part so it was quick work. Second shockwave treatment will be happening later this week with vet follow up visit in about three weeks time when we conclude the third and final session. Fingers crossed that we hopefully get the okay to start walking undersaddle by then.

6 comments:

  1. I'm so happy to hear that Quest is doing well!

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    1. Me too, I'm thankful for positive progress :)

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  2. What a relief that she is staying so calm and quiet in turnout!! Fingers crossed!

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    1. Not ideal but this is working out for her....just hope for no silly antics!

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  3. Glad to hear that she's making progress.

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  4. Glad that she's doing well! Finger crossed for continued progress :D

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