11/16/2009

Standing on my own four feet


The two little legs that look like they might have sprouted out of my left side belong to my Shandi Doll. So I am not a six legged horse, although that might be a sight to see and when I was first having problems I could have used those extra legs-well maybe they would have been useless at that point also.. Mushboy is watching me have to move around the paddock to get away from the DOR. She is going to goose me to make me do my bum tucks and back-ups...I didn't want goosed, I wanted more carrots. What I want to show you in this picture is that there is weight on all four of my feet while I am standing! This is a new thing in the past week. I have been really cocking one of my hinds out at an odd angle with no weight on it every time I stood. The therapist worked some big knots out of my croup area which made it so I could stand with weight on both hinds at the same time. The DOR keeps massaging that spot and several others she was assigned to work on every day. It is helping lots. As you may notice I am still leaving what the DOR calls "worm trails" with my hinds in this picture, but they are 90% shorter than they were. At one time they looked like constant lines swirling around the paddock. Now my worm trails might be about 5 inches long and they are getting shorter the more my back loosens up. So there will be no worm trails, only beautiful appy hoof prints. Getting ready to dance a waltz with the DOR come this spring!
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!

5 comments:

Kate said...

Good progress, Jack - glad all the massages are helping out!

Betty said...

I am so glad you are getting better. I love your spotted butt.
~~Hugs and Smooches~~

Dusty Devoe said...

Be a good boy Jack so you can get better! Hug!

Jocelyn said...

love that spotted bee-hind!

Did they ever figure out EXACTLY what happened to you?

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Jocelyn,
The final ruling by the vet was that I fractured my neck and hit my head pretty hard. His guess is I was goofing off and fell. The therapist said that I also twisted my back just at the croup when I fell. Basically I had a big wreck.
Thanks for asking

 

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