Lily got aced today with the same amount as yesterday - 4 mls, by mouth, using honey on the syringe. I gave her a full hour to let the drug kick in, taking Jezebel for a walk in the meantime, and setting up all of Lily's tack.
Charles came out to hold her for me while I got on, and hung around for the following 15 minutes while we rode. Lily's back is SUPER sore right now from compensating for her injury, and I was really expecting her to be bad, especially since she looked less dopey than yesterday. She was an angel, but I was also really careful to not shift at all in the saddle, remain as quiet and still as possible, and just let her pick her pace at the walk. This worked well. Charles took a million photos. Here's a bunch of them:
|We did one circle around the arena to check where Lily's mind was at...|
|Up the incline leading out of the arena. This is where she bucked yesterday!|
|Cinder, BQ's new horse, and Ramsey who's been keeping him company, were out of our paddock so I rode Lily in there.|
|She was a good girl|
|She totally leaned her neck against me. This is how low her head was hanging. Charles was laughing while taking these.|
|Stroking her forelock. Goofy mare :)|
After the ride, I treated her hind legs for the rain rot with Ketochlor soap, leaving it on for 5 minutes, rinsing, repeating, and then applying some of Dr. G's antifungal medication. I had purchased a jar from him before leaving FL.
|Still quite dopey after her antifungal treatments|
|Love when I catch her looking for me :)|
Shortly after, I had her back on the cross ties to pick her stall and wrap her hoof. Her hinds started to stock up again as she was standing there. Sigh. I hope that improves with the antifungal treatments. I still believe the current stocking up and swelling is from the rain rot. She scared the bejeezus out of me a week after I first bought her when both hinds blew up overnight. It was a horrible case of fungus: she had to be on oral antibiotics and topical treatments for it for a month. As soon as she started to respond to the treatment, the swelling went away. This was before I started the blog.
We'll see how she does over the weekend. I'll be out in the evenings after work to walk her and treat her.