Still no progress on Tucker's foot, although the Animalintex pad did keep it wet just in the one spot we are suspicious of. No change yet, and no popping abscess. I keep hoping. Scott said he was coming back again this weekend, so maybe he will find something now that we are focusing the soaking on a particular spot. *sigh*
With a meeting one day, the vet one day, and choir rehearsal one day, I simply haven't had any time to do anything except tend to Tucker. Since he is locked in his stall all day, I take him out to graze on the lawn for 45 minutes at the least. This gives him a chance to enjoy the sunshine, eat some grass, and wander around a bit--under control.
Then I have to put him on the crossties so I can clean his stall and, eventually change his hoof bandage. By the time I am done with that, I need to feed all three Boys.
So, I've had really no time to ride Chance or Toby. I think Chance is feeling a little neglected, as he keeps coming to me for hugs--which I always have the time to offer.
Regardless, times like this, having the Boys in the backyard is a true blessing. If it takes this much time at home, I can only remember with pain how much more time and effort it took to care for a wounded Boy at one of the boarding stables--usually some 14-15 miles from home.
I don't miss that at all.