It looks like we’re finally on the mend. We’ve been waiting for the abscess to clear up, which I think it *finally* has. I’m still packing the hoof with iodine soaked cotton pads in order to keep it clean, but there is no heat in the hoof wall and Jimmy tells me through his actions that he is feeling GOOD!
Now that the abscess is taken care of, we’re going to shoe him and put a wedge on the bowed leg to offer some support to the tendon. The farrier is due out on Tuesday. After that, if Dr. Angie thinks things are going well, we’ll be ready for some limited turnout and perhaps light riding again! Yippee!