Fine. So Far.

Clever minion remembered the summer booties to cushion her fronts.

Clever minion remembered the summer booties to cushion her fronts.

Mathilda appears to be approaching status quo ante.

Basically, arthritis had made her stiff in her left hind. She compensated by putting weight on her right hind. Last week, she strained her right hind. Ya can’t compensate with both. She seems to be coming to a workable arrangement of weight distribution. It’s not elegant, but neither does it appear to be slowing her down. Silly cow just about passaged back to the barn after taking exception to one of the pussycats in the field. Predator alert! Predator alert!

We know she needs to be a horse. Some horses live just fine on limited turn out. Rodney could be happy with 1-2 hours of pasture and 22 hours of indoor hay eating. Not Mathilda. A life of stall rest and hand walks would be a misery for all concerned. She wants out.

We are waiting for the acute phase to be over. Waiting to see how she settles into the chronic phase. Waiting to see what her quality of life is at that point.

Waiting.

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