So, Ozzie has been off or dead lame for the last two months. He just can't seem to get sound. He flips back and forth with which front hoof he wants to favor. Last week he was swollen and favoring the front right and now he won't put his front left down. It's time to take him to the vet. So, tomorrow, I am taking Ozzie to have a lamness exam and to get x-rays if needed. That horse is so high maintenance! I haven't really ridden him since that last lesson I had with him. He just hasn't been sound. I am hoping it's not serious. But it's been pretty bad. Ozzie spends his days laying down. He only gets up to eat some hay and drink some water. Then he lays back down. I would say he spends about 75% of his day on his side. The other day he was laying flat out and I thought he was dead. I opened the back door and he didn't move. He normally picks his head up and hopes for carrots, but he didn't even move an ear. So I made kissing sounds and clapped my hands and he didn't move. Finally he twitched an ear. Little stinker. But he is in a lot of pain. I need to figure out what is doing on with him.
Other news, I am going on a cruise. I leave tomorrow night. After I take Ozzie to the Vet! I called around for a vet that does x-rays and one vet didn't want to see me until Friday. I told him how bad Ozzie was and he said he couldn't get me in. The other vet I called said, "Come tomorrow at 11:30am". It's amazing how some vets just don't care. And we actually use the first vet a lot. My normal vet doesn't have x-ray units, he is a traveling vet.
Anyway, I am going on a cruise with my sister. Just us two gals! It's going to be fun. It's a much needed vacation. But I am a bit sad that I won't be able to call my kids or husband, because Iphones get charge an arm and a leg on cruise ships. It's nuts!!
Well, I will try to visit blogs before I go, but I have been so busy lately, I haven't had much time. I promise to catch up when I get back!! I will post an update tomorrow about Ozzie's leg. Tonight when I checked on him, he was inflamed in his pastern, lots of heat, and not putting weight on his front left leg. We'll see what the vet says tomorrow.