Yes, I am a victim of a hoax and I have spread that hoax around the Bloggisphere hoaxing other people! Shame on me for not checking out my sources! When I posted the picture of the moose yarding wood I totally thought it was a real picture but it has been brought to my attention that it was a picture that was layered through Photoshop. They took a picture of a moose and then layered on the harness which I should have noticed that it wasn't a harness used to yard wood it was more of a fancy harness. DUH! Well the truth is out now so my conscious in clear. :o) It was a cute story though wasn't it? lol!
Yesterday was spent at the vet's office with Little Bud, Funsize's Morgan. When I went to ride him on Wednesday after a couple of steps I knew he was sore so I hopped off to see if there were any stones in his foot or what. I couldn't see anything so I led him back to the barn and washed the foot out, tapped on it to see if I could find a tender spot and found nothing. I called my farrier and he came over with the pinchers and checked his feet and couldn't find anything but thought he should be seen by the vet so off we went.
We got there and led him in and he looked pretty good, not limping or anything. The vet put the pinchers on and found a sore spot so took him out for a flex test. The left leg was fine after being flexed but when he did the right one he really limped when the tech trotted him off so back into the examining room and he gave the hoof a going over. He took so x-rays to see if there had been any rotation which thankfully there wasn't and then he started digging around the frog. Bingo! Deep inside there was some thrush which I didn't see when I was cleaning his foot or smell as it has a very distinct odor.
He cleaned it out really well and I have to soak it in Epsom salts every day and pack it with betadine soaked gauze and then wrap it with vet wrap. It should clear up in a week or less. Whew! BUT, he also came this morning and did a blood draw and will come back again at 4 for another to check him for Cushings Disease which is very common in these old Morgans. Plus he has to take off 150 pounds which is better then the 300 the farrier wanted him to take off.
It's nice to have all my boys home though. When I go to the stable with my friend Ann I will ride the appy that is there who belongs to a couple of girls that are so busy with school and sports that they don't come see him very often. It's good for him to get the exercise and he loves the attention.
Guess I'd better run out and put everyone in the barn as it is just coming down in sheets! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!