Romeo is still stiff in the hocks, even with the Polyglycan. boo. He was much improved after he finished his 4 week series of the Polyglycan. I almost felt like I was riding a 5 year old. However, over the past 3 or 4 weeks his stiffness has increased dramatically, to the point where I feel guilty jumping. He has lost weight, fortunately, with his freedom feeder, and I know that has to help at least a little. However, he still weighs a ton! A whopping 1083 lbs as of just a couple weeks ago (got on the scale at the vet school when his eye was injected)! I am a little nervous as to what he weighed a few months ago before getting his freedom feeder.
So new plan!
He is getting some back on track hock boots for Christmas. I found some cob size ones on Jeffers for under $60. Happy day! For some reason the description says nothing about them being Back on Track, but the item code is BOT and the velcro strap on the picture says Back on Track so I'm hoping they are. If not, I will just return them.
|BoT hock boots|
Lastly, he is going to the vet school tomorrow to get flexed and most likely injected.
Hopefully this new plan will work. He will be 19 years young next year, and I am so lucky that he has lasted so long. He is in his forever home, and I will love him whether he can be ridden and jumped or just a pasture pet. I know he is happier when he has a job, so hopefully the injections and boots will do the trick, but he is stuck with me no matter what!
|"Who are you lookin' at lady? Give me food."|