So, I’ve mentioned my horse has been off. His left hock seems to be the main issue, but his left hind in general has been sore. He’s been on bute for 5 days (out of a total of 7). He moves okay, but is not looking markedly better.
Vet said to try and go back to work a bit more slowly this time. So he’ll get ridden at the end of the course of bute and we’ll see if he’s looking better. I’m not extremely hopeful though. I guess at least he’s not dead lame, but he is visibly uncomfortable.
So here’s how my thought process goes:
What if he needs xrays?
What if he needs a joint injection?
How much does all of this cost?
Is he going to be lame forever?
What about adequan or legend?
Will acupuncture help? What about chiropractic?
None of it at all helpful. I just stress myself out. So I’ll try a light ride this weekend, then contact the vet. The perils of being an over-thinker.