YAY … There is good news for Mr Flashdance AKA Freddy.
I had the Chiropractor out last week and we have localised the lameness issue to the near-side front Fetlock joint!
I have been so concerned about tendons and ligaments, even though my gut was telling me that couldn’t be true (I am so over the top about bandaging and icing his legs).
Anyway, even though this is not fantastic ‘let’s throw a party news’, more and more my experts and myself are suspecting Arthritis.
Arthritis is a perfectly manageable illness with the correct treatment. However, as I am not a ‘fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl’ I want to make sure before I start injections into my precious friend. So Fred is having an X-Ray on both front legs on August 24.
Stay tuned and keep fingers crossed for us that “Arthur Ritis” (that is a bad joke but I just couldn’t resist) is not our friend and indeed is the cause of Fred’s lameness.
I have been managing his pain and keeping him warm, it’s all I can do for the next 3 weeks as that was the first appointment I could get.
The rest of his Chiropractic exam showed Fred is completely sound otherwise.
Happy Riding & Keep Smiling