He freakin' loved it.
Apollo was just not himself. I had my friend who is a bodyworker check him out while I was at work today and I'm awaiting her report. Apollo has recently fallen in love with a mare in his field. And he's been mounting her and generally being a doofus. It looked like his stifle or maybe pelvis were causing the problem.
Symptoms Apollo's NQR-ness:
- Hesitant to pick up his right front
- Hindend looks "off" when travelling clockwise on the lunge (but OK the other direction)
He has the grossest sheath ever and I clean it almost monthly. So I figured I would give it a quick clean and then I could see if he had any damage to his equipment and get rid of the extra filth. There were two beans but it was actually cleaner than usual. He had a big roll in the field when I let him go. There was so much cracking and popping when he rolled...it was actually pretty gross.
I think what it might be is that he's a bit fat. Last year he was a little bit off but was also being a bit hard to catch so he had to live in a smaller pen. After about a week he'd lost a bit of weight and was 100% sound. I've texted my BO to see if the Jenny Craig center is available.
Fingers crossed for a sound horse soon!