First she had me walk him on the hard pack dirt driveway. Then we trotted.
Then she flexed his hocks, held it, then had me trot him off. Both sides.
The verdict: definitely sore in the hocks.
Then she tested the front to see if he had soreness there, in the name of being thorough. Jackson thought they were doing yoga.
Verdict: no more concussion laminitis. Yes!!!!!!
Treatment: hock injections.
|She gave him a sedative and did the first side.|
|And then the other.|
Owner: Broke but very happy and optimistic.
I'm celebrating by making a big pot of marinara sauce with all my tomatoes. Eggplant parmigiana tonight for dinner. I think I'll dig a nice bottle of wine out of the cellar too.