Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Phooey!! Lame Again

Tucker Was Limping This Morning

As Tucker trotted across the paddock in pursuit of Chance I thought I saw a bad step.  So I slipped the halter on him and put him on the lunge line.  A half circle was all I needed to see that he was limping again on that right front.

I brought him in, cleaned the toe area, medicated it and bandaged it, and then left him in for the day so it would stay clean and dry.  I've let him back out now that I am home and the ground is dried out.  I'll let him walk around with the other Boys while I go to the chiropractor again and then later to a meeting--political stuff. 

When I get home, I will once more check on him, to see if he is any better.

Strange indeed as he was totally sound when I rode him and totally sound to lungeing on Saturday.  I didn't fuss with them yesterday, as you recall, so I can't say how he looked. He does not limp at the walk so unless he trots on his own, I don't notice a limp.  I did feel a pulse in that pastern, but it was not  a heavy one.  Still, unless he did something else, I have to suspect it's his foot again. 

I am more puzzled than anything by now.  But about five years ago he did have that strange off and on lameness that went on for weeks until Scott finally found an abscess.  It was very similar to this so it's still possible that's what's going on.

Once more I am in wait and see mode.  I'm getting used to it.  *sigh* 


  1. I know this has to be so frustrating. We're playing the wait and see game with Grady. One day he's good next day he's off. Different shoes, ultrasounds you name it, between the vet and farrier no one can really figure it out. I'll *sigh* right along with you.

  2. Oh No.... Big sigh for you Poor Tucker.

    I hope you are feeling better.

  3. Anonymous9:54 AM

    How mysterious and aggravating - I suppose it'll just have to solve itself in the end.

  4. Claire, you aren't suggesting???... Ha!