Yesterday, Cuna looked horrible. He was still in pain and he didn't eat because he felt bad. Of course I'd opted for feed through bute, because he's such a great eater in general. I stressed about it for about an hour, then called the closest person I knew who could give IV shots.
One dose of bute later, he started perking up. He cleaned up his hay and even nickered to the barn owner for more food. Phew. I started feeling better.
Enter today. I showed up at the barn to feed grain and he whinnied to me!!! So cute. He walked around his dry lot looking almost sound. His ears were pricked and he was finally interested in what was going on around him again.
At first, he wasn't sure what to do. He stood by me. I walked to the fence.
He ambled around, head down as he sniffed and got the lay of the land.
|Feels so good|
Not to worry! He dropped right down and rolled, the first time I've seen that behavior in weeks.
|The shiny man!|
He reached the far end of the (quite large) pasture, then turned and softly cantered back. He wasn't racing or anxious or even very lame. He was just enjoying himself and his surroundings.
I think we can safely say the old man horse is on the mend.