are coping with being paddocked. They
are enjoying extra large feeds, and an adlib supply of haylage in the hay hutch.
I have discovered they can eat nearly 60lbs of haylage in 24 hours. Might soon
be eating me out of house and home! They are looking more rotund too! Need to poo
pick as only in a small area. Has solved the mineral eating, as left with feeds
in bucket tyres they are eating everything by the time I come back. Fortunately
they are about equally greedy.
pulse was back Monday morning, and now seems to be gone. He is still a bit
footy, though better. Worryingly he didn’t want to try on any surface out
hacking this morning. He would reluctantly do a few steps and fall back to
walk. He isn’t lazy, and this isn’t like him. He is walking out okay on soft,
bit footier than normal on rough going. He tripped a bit more than normal. There
is heat around coronet band on wonky foot.
Not sure if
it is passing footiness from grass that will take a few more days to go or
something else. Bit worried is something else. It doesn’t make sense that Remi
was footy but would trot on soft on Monday, but is less footy, but more inclined
to stumble and wont trot today :-(( Am worried has independent soft tissue
damage. Or perhaps is an abscess brewing?
Having scrambled everything to build paddock, and provide 24-7 haylage in
paddock, I was expecting Remi to be back to striding out well this morning :-((
Maybe tomorrow, but I suspect not.
Vet will see
Remi Friday for progress update and vaccinations. However, I am a bit worried if
Remi lame on Friday, the vet wont be able to see wood for trees, and it will be
difficult to differentiate what is going on. Vet last saw Remi 6th
December, just before went to Rockley.
I have left
all rugs off. Is warm and sunny daytime and a bit chilly at night. But have
lots of haylage and are gaining weight. And is tricky to be there at right time
to change rugs.
seems to be dead. Missing 24-7 internet access!
fence definitely working, as I accidentally tested it this morning!