Sorry no pictures.
I'm giving Chrome the week off because my farrier can't come out to trim him until this weekend. His stifle started locking up again (like toe dragging locked) yesterday and it was sticky too (with every stride while grazing). I did some stretches yesterday and today he isn't locking and isn't sticking every stride. It still gives out occasionally and he has trouble with tight turns.
Due to all of that I have decided that during his time off I'm going to be biking (and keeping it up on the days I don't ride even after this week because if he has to exercise, I do too) and doing some of his PT stuff.
I'm starting with stretches, tail pulls and forward walking, then I'll work on backing, transitions in hand and stepping over things. Once I'm back in the saddle after his trim I'll work on all of that while riding.
Here is a really interesting article (LINK) that explains what I'll be doing. It explains the four stretches and the tail pulls. The time frame on it is much longer because it's for injury rehab I think. I probably should stretch Chrome's in hand work out longer, but I've been riding him anyway and it wasn't bothering him until his feet got long. If his stifle is still sticky after the trim I'll stick with in hand stuff until he's moving normally. I'm not expecting that to happen though, because he always goes back to normal after a trim.
If I don't post a lot this week, that is why. It's not because anything is wrong. :) To be honest, I've really enjoyed the bonding I've done the past two days with him. I'm having to start his neem oil because he's already starting to itch (he has sweet itch for any new readers), so between thorough grooming, applying neem oil, letting him graze, doing stretches, hand walking, etc. he's getting a LOT of attention in the evenings after work. :D