That Foot is Sore!!
Tucker was definitely more lame this morning and tonight when I got home from school.
Hard to say if that is good or bad. If he has a bruise, then the bute would make him sounder. But he had his bute this morning and he was not sounder tonight. Of course, he might have bounced around in the teeny tiny little paddock, but it couldn't have been much and last night he was confined in his stall.
So, is it an abscess brewing? I called Dr. Klayman and he said I should put him in the stall tomorrow and see how he is when I get home. If there is no improvement, he will come out to look at him again and take some x-rays.
I stripped two stalls tonight, so it took a good while and then I had to soak and wrap Tucker again.
By the time I finished up, I was too tired to ride.
I usually give them Monday off anyhow, so no great loss.
I need to get to bed early tonight so I can get up earlier than this morning to do the chores and bandaging. It took me just a little longer than I had expected to do Tucker this morning and was a little later getting off to school than I'd planned. I still made it on time, but the drive was a bit hectic as every traffic light seemed to stay red forever--as they always do when you are in a hurry.
Let us see what tomorrow brings.