Blinkin horse! Call at 7am to say don't worry he is fine but....
He had attached himself by the front of his rug to his haynet. Of course he was dramatic about it. He then freaked more when his rescuer had to get his headcollor so took a step away from him. No damage to him the rug or the haynet but he did have a stress head on this morning!
It is preferable to the spinning round being an idiot so tbh he can do whatever he likes . He is just bored and feels that when I am there I must be looking at him at all times! Even if I have turned my back to fill his haynet!
Never had an issue with rugs getting caught but there is always a first. He is out of that rug now tho and in thicker.
He doesn't need a book. He already knows he is the perfect horse
I am not counting of course but 2 weeks and 5 days and the vet and farrier are coming for more x-rays. That will be the 3 months box rest (5.months post injury) and regardless of x-rays he is going out! (In pens gradually getting bigger). When he first did it the vet said at 3 months we would start walking out. However I would rather gradually build up turnout and leave riding plans till weather gets a little better.
That sounds sensible to me @Doodle92 , I know they say walking out is controlled exercise but on a horse coming off box rest in bad weather it can easily become anything but! At least in a field you don't get hurt and his space is limited, unlike if he gets loose having decked you.
Yep exactly. Im pretty sure he would behave ok but turnout more important for him rather than being ridden/working to being ridden. His pens are still up from the start and so they are as rested as they could be at this time of year. I can double the size every few days till it is 6 times the size of 1 pen. Then I would split the main field in 2 which would stop any racing up and down.
Sounds like a plan going forward! Hopefully the new xrays are good in a couple of weeks.
7 years ago my horse was on month 2 of 4 in his box having broken a sesamoid bone, I also turned him out rather than getting on for safety reasons.
Least yours isnt destroying his stable...yet... Never let him talk to mine who really knows how to do a good job. Please note he never ran out of hay so there was no requirement to try and steal his neighbours!
I put a small layer of shavings under his straw where the wet patches are. Today I needed a new bale so I put it at the door while I got out my scissors. "No bother" says robin "I'll get it opened for you. And while I'm at it I'll spread a layer out here". Such a kind helpful horse!