It turns out we will be x-raying something else too (besides the fetlocks).
Anyone else have the most fun with the Prisma app? I am! Because I am an #artiste
He had a scrape and a small amount of swelling on his left front a few weeks ago that didn't seem to be healing properly. I sent photos to my vet's office after two days of cold hosing (with no change/improvement). He's totally sound so the vet wasn't too worried and told me to keep cold hosing every day and monitor it. Initially I had planned to wrap him but he's so destructive I didn't think the wraps would hold up to life with Henry (the vet also told me that it likely wasn't necessary). After another week I wasn't happy so I decided to have the vets out. Now the theory is that he has broken his splint bone. Sigh. Unfortunately due to a miscommunication the vets who saw in him person on Friday didn't bring their x-ray equipment.
Henry's injury, a day or two after initially discovered. Even less noticeable IRL.
I'm trying really hard not to freak out and google too much. At his current property there isn't really a great set-up for stall rest/limited turn out. The smaller pens are quite muddy after all the rain lately and I honestly think it would do more harm than good. There are stalls available but he would be the only horse inside, and I think that would be pretty upsetting to him.
I chatted quite a bit with the vet on Friday about his history, his occasional off-ness on his right front with the trainer (that I don't feel at all when I ride him) and his fetlocks (I showed her the tiny lump that has always been there) and she recommended x-raying his hooves also. He trotted for them on a hard surface and then I free-lunged him for her in the arena. She agreed that he looks super sound.
This is all a little hard on my heart. I was trying to avoid #mysterylamenesslife when I bought baby horses, because at least I would know all of their history. And I am so surprised at how much I LOVE riding Henry, he's so weird and annoying on the ground but he is such a blast to ride. I am really missing riding him.
I'm not sure what to hope for, I want clear answers so I can make a proper treatment plan. But I am somewhat limited time-wise and budget-wise in terms of what I'm able to manage. Cross your crossables for me and Henry! Will share the x-rays as soon as I get a copy.