Great news on the Rio front. I am so happy to report that he is doing amazing! I’ve had a lot of time lately to go out and see him, so he has been getting super spoiled with love and attention. It is going to be a harsh turn of events for him when he realizes he is still a riding horse and not a a pampered pasture puff!
I threw him out in one of the large pastures on Sunday, knowing that I wanted to do some cleaning so I could keep half an eye on him. He has been getting turnout, but in a smaller paddock, so this was his first time in a large one in awhile. He was soooo happy, and frolicked around all excited for the first 15 minutes while getting a look at his new space. I noticed how incredibly shiny his coat looks- I guess the flax seed oil I put him on a few weeks ago is really helping!
While Rio enjoyed some extra grazing time, I organized and cleaned to my heart’s content. I came armed with clorox wipes (my fave) and really dug into my trunk. We are moving barns next Monday, so I also had a little duct tape and sharpie labeling spree of all Rio’s stall accessories and such. It felt amazing.
After my little cleaning rampage, I brought Rio in for a rinse and a to change his bandage. His leg is looking so good that we have even been able to scale down to a smaller bandage. Considering we are going through about $40-50/week in bandaging supplies, my wallet is happy about this latest development. Last time I posted a Rio leg updated pic on 6/10 this is how it looked:
8 days later…
Drum roll please….