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Hero: October 22

This week, we continued to work on our Round Penning, Desensitizing, Yielding the HQ & FQ, Flexing (much better after his Equinitry session), Backing, Lunging Stage 1, Sending, & Circle Driving. I also introduced Lunging Stage 2 & the Helicopter Exercise. He's still pretty lower energy & duller than I would like to see. On Friday, he had his first bath, which went well.

My dentist pushed things back to Saturday as my aunt traveled out here to have her horse done as well & he wanted to do them all at once. Hero had some sharp points & had lost his upper right molar cap. He also had an upper left wolf tooth that we pulled along with his first upper left molar cap. The dentist also put a bit seat in.

After his dental, he also received his first trim here while still sedated. I put him in his own pen where he's getting the alfalfa square bales I had around for show season. Vitamin E is ordered & on the way. I have noticed that his hind legs are stocked up more than I would like - particularly the right hind that he had scratched up prior to arrival, which made me ask about it when you unloaded him. I consulted with the vet who had worked on Krimson & Sonny when they were here & Rowdy & Slate last fall, so she's semi-familiar with your horses & knows that we've had to do a bit extra to put weight on most of them. While she's now moved to TX, she suggested making a vet appointment & having blood drawn & a Complete Blood Count (CBC) & possibly an electrolyte panel, & checking his Selenium/Vitamin E levels as something may be causing the edema/lymph in his hind legs. Because he's not lame on them, we don't believe it's cellulitis, though the vet could rule that out. She also recommended looking into Stride Animal Health's Lifeline+ plasma product. That's something we can discuss as well. Once you see this update, please message me to discuss setting up an appointment.

With the dentals being pushed back, I opted to wait until we had those done to do his first saddle. I'd still like to hold off on his first ride until he puts a bit more weight on & pending what we decide with setting up a vet appt. - Lexy Nuesch


Next week's update will be posted on Saturday.

I do my best to get these updates posted in a timely manner, but it's not uncommon for me to be outside until after dark, depending on the weather, my schedule, & who gets worked when so updates will sometimes be posted quite late in the evening. Don't be alarmed if you don't see your update right away. In rare cases, I may have to push them until the next morning, but I'll reach out & let you know if so.


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