So handsome!! His dapples seem to disappear sometimes lol.
Chrome first. I had to braid his forelock because the hair kept getting stuck in his wound and then I'd rip it back open pulling the hair out. I hope he doesn't rub his forelock braid out.... The wound is gaping open again, but it's not swollen and it's a lot less red. We cleaned it today and put more powder on (the rain has made using the powder very difficult grr).
Here is a cute video of Chrome being a goofball. It also shows a closeup of the wound. The pictures didn't turn out very good, so the video will have to be good enough.
Now Rocky. First of all this is only his third Oxine soak and the improvement is amazing. I'm a believer in this stuff.
He should dress up as the tin man for Halloween...
he already has the boots!!
Aren't we done with this yet??
Check out these pictures I got of the bottles that I mix the Oxine and vinegar in...
See the gas inside of it?
How about now?
It's making a big difference too! I'll let you see for yourself. First up is a walking video showing him walking after his trim last weekend and then today.
Then here's a trotting video. The before clip is short, because it never crossed my mind to get a video of him trotting when he was lame. He had a huge head bob! I'm talking he bobbed his head a foot easily. So the after video is awesome!!
Can you believe that's just from his thrush treatments?? The before clip was taken after his trim. He was way worse than that before his trim.
He stands under himself. We're going to start soaking his rear hooves this week too, now that he's so good with his fronts. I'm going to practice with an empty plastic bag and then a plastic bag with water in it before I use the Oxine. I have no clue how he's going to react to having something on his rear hooves... I'll update when that happens (and I might get video haha).
Next up is a video of Rocky's introduction to clicker training! He's never done any clicker training before so this is all new for him. Sorry the video is kind of long (about 6 minutes I think), but I didn't want to cut anything out. I had to trim out a couple of sections where I was walking around them (would have made you motion sick) and where I was talking about someone I know by name.
He did such a great job!!!!!!! Hubby did too hehe. I don't think it will take long before Rocky moves on to other things. We are going to do short target training sessions for a few days and introduce following it. Then we will do the grownups are talking game to keep him from mugging. After that we will finally be able to work on his hooves. He's been in so much pain that we can barely clean his feet, much less rasp them. I'm hoping in another week he will be comfortable enough to at least let us clean them out, do some clicker training to reinforce holding his feet up nicely (and not jerking them away violently like he does now) and then we can start rasping his toe and flares between trims. :)
I hope everyone had a fantastic fourth of July! I spent it helping repair a toilet and sink that broke and cabinets that were sagging. Didn't see a single firework! We were invited to go see a show, but when we walked outside our tire was flat and it was the only vehicle we would drive that far. We didn't feel comfortable driving that far on the spare so we didn't go. Oh well. We got a lot done around the house and the weather was crappy anyway. Why did the rain have to come back?????
Sorry, I'll stop whining. I hope you enjoy the videos. I'm so excited because hubby is so excited about clicker training Rocky. I think I'm going to get back into it with Chrome too. He loves it and I miss it. :) I'll update again soon (hopefully tomorrow, but if not it will probably be next week because I just don't have time during the work week).