Limping Less, If At All????
I went to a retirement dinner after school, so I didn't do much more than feed the Boys when I first got home.
I was back again, near dark, and I took Tucker out on the lunge line for about a minute, just to see how much he was limping. For all intents and purposes, except when I thought I surely must be seeing a lame step, he was sound again.
He was fussing about the deerflies which were really bad out there again--humid, hot and thunderstorms predicted. So, I didn't do a thorough test, or work him on much more than a small circle, but there wasn't much sign of a limp. I don't think he was moving out quite as willingly as he was the last time I lunged him for real, so he may be a bit tentative, but.....
What the heck is going on?? Could there be something going on aggravated by the wet ground? When it was dry, he seemed soundest. Then we had some rain and wetter footing conditions. I left him in his stall one day, with dry fresh shavings and the bandaged foot. Then I turned him out last night and all day today. We've had no rain, so the ground is pretty dry.
Any and all ideas welcome, including fantastical speculation.
I will try him again tomorrow to see how he looks.
This is decidedly strange.