Friday, January 16, 2009

Slooowwww Progress

The arena is dry now, and we've gone back to walking Snoopy. Tina tried walking, then trotting, then walking Snoop, but he is sore after he trots, so Dr. Murphy has advised her to just walk him for a couple of weeks. We're also getting the chiropractor involved, but Tina is starting to sound discouraged and wondering if we should have some scans done of the entire hip/leg/foot. She thinks the break is healed, but perhaps his movement while he wore the cast, coupled with the months of inactivity, has tweaked some other piece of the puzzle.

In the meantime, they found a better tranquilizer to make Snoopy easier to walk. Can you blame him? He's five years old and hasn't been able to run and jump and buck since last May. I feel so sorry for him, having to be doped up just to walk around, but he's hard to control if you don't give him something. And Ace seems to make him less calm and more hyper.

I'd just like to have my horse back again. It's still impossible for me to think that he might not come back and I'll have a lawn ornament for the next 15-20 years.