As I eluded to on Friday Houston took a trip to the vet clinic. I knew that he most likely needed his hocks and stifles injected and I wanted to make sure that nothing else needed to be done. Sure enough Houston also needed his teeth done too.
I am not sure how many of you have taken your horses to clinics as opposed to having the vet coming out for a call but I really appreciated having the use of the facilities. First the vet poked and prodded as well as searched for soft tissue injuries. Then I was able to watch one of the clinic associates lunge H in their evaluation area and it was very clear to me that my initial thoughts had been correct. Houston was very tight through his hind end and it was giving his movement an almost stabby effect.
As expected Huey got his hocks and stifles injected with a Hyvisc/Steroid combo and I also purchased a vial of an Adequan like monthly injection that is a fraction of the cost 🙂
After the joint stuff we moved to the dental cage! This was also a scale and Houston ended up weighing 1,550lbs. He’s no light weight!
Once we got Houston’s mouth open the dentist discovered how badly he was in need of a float. I was able to see the sharp points and the dentist told me that he also had ulcers in his mouth. I feel awful that his teeth had gotten to that point as he had to have been uncomfortable.
After all of our adventures Houston needs to be off for 4 days. Due to Easter I most likely will not get to ride him for another week. Disappointing but by then hopefully his mouth will be healing as well.
Excited to have this boy all tuned up and can’t wait to see where we will go together this year.