Thursday, July 15, 2010

On the Mend

To those of you who have been following along and wondered how Roo is doing, the answer is better than I expected. When I get done running around to rodeos I will have photos and in depth descriptions of how I've been treating the wound for some of the horse folks who might be interested. Anyone with a queasy stomach might want to skip that post. For today, though, here's a little video clip so you can see for yourself how he's getting around.

Roo is the one with the wrap on his leg. The other nose in my face belongs to Julie.

In the time not spent doctoring wounds, I did my very first online book review and author interview. Pop on over to Everybody Needs a Little Romance to meet one of my favorite writers...the talented and generally wonderful Karen Templeton.


jill said...

glad to see he's getting around so well!

Laurie Lamb said...

Hurray! You have done an excellent job. He doesn't look lame at all. Does he trot lame? Also, is he the boss or just think he's the boss?

Kari Lynn Dell said...

Thanks Jill.

Laurie: I haven't seen him even try to trot, but if he tries to pivot too fast it gets ugly in a hurry. His toe drags, that pulls his leg straight, and with the cut on the front of his hock makes him go "Ow! Ow! Ow!". I'm not sure if the toe drag is due to not being able to flex his hock very well yet, or if he's got permanent damage to the extensor tendons on the shin.

He is not the boss. He is in this particular pasture because the other geldings beat the crap out of him. Julie only let him chase her off because there was no grain in that bucket yet.

Laurie Lamb said...

Oh, darn. He looks so nice and relaxed when he moves in the clip. I've got my fingers crossed that he recovers as best he can.

I have a mare who's been the boss since her introduction to the herd in 1986. 27 years old and still going strong.

Katt said...

Wow! I'm impressed. He moves really well and there isn't nearly the swelling above or below that I'd have expected. Well done!

Going out tomorrow to buy Karen Templeton's book.


Marguerite Butler said...

He's really walking well. I'm glad he feels sassy enough to try and boss Julie around. You've done a good job with him. Hopefully it will heal enough for him to flex properly, but at least he seems sound enough to walk well.

Stan Grace said...

His gait and action indicate you are doing a better than average job of rehabing the old pony.

He's lucky to be under your care.

Anonymous said...

LOL Julie is my kind of horse (er, if I had a kind), that camera hog! I'm glad Roo is doing well.

Now, next time swing that camera around and show us EVERYTHING!