Friday, October 17, 2014

Fawkes' Weekly Health Update

Since we don't ride at the moment and I have been working 14 hour days in Texas, this is all I've got.

The chiro vet came and saw Fawkes on Tuesday and gave him a back adjustment and some acupuncture.  I don't even know what that cost yet, I shudder to think about it.  The good news is that the vet is confident that his back pain is a muscle issue and we don't need to do anymore meds.  He is also cleared to start riding.  Starting with long and low and using his comfort level to move him back up to normal work.  We will probably also throw some jumping in with the long and low work because it is good for his brain.

So that is excellent news, right?

Fawkes was longed on Wednesday by trainer R and was scheduled for a ride Thursday morning.  So of course he determined it was time to have an adverse reaction to his second antibiotic shot (given Monday by another one of his vets.  Yeah, my horse has a team of vets.  Be jealous) and his neck swelled up like crazy.

Sigh x 1 million.

Luckily, he was ok besides the swelling and trainer just gave him some banamine and longed him again.  Well played, horse.  The swelling is supposedly still there but not actively bothering him.

Oh, he is also back on solid foods like a big boy and happy to have hay again.

Maybe we shouldn't tell him, but I might actually get to ride my horse this weekend!!


  1. Ugh I'm sorry you're having so many issues

  2. Don't tell him, I stopped telling Carlos when shows were so he'd stop being lame for them. It totally worked.

  3. I'm glad that he's basically doing better! I agree with L. They always do something to themselves once you have anything scheduled. Better to take them by surprise ;)

  4. Not telling him totally worked! I should start spelling words in his presence probably.