Coffin Injection Update

It has been about 3 weeks now since Spot’s coffin injection, and wow…there has been definite improvement!! The vet told us that it can take up to about 2 weeks for the injection to take it’s full effect and to slowly bring Spot back into work after 3-4 days of rest.

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Stall rest is el stupido

Of course, I was subconsciously hoping for a miracle right away and I was only slightly disappointed when she hadn’t become an amazing floaty GP pony.

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Unrealistically expecting this for some reason. πŸ˜›

 

Coming back into work Spot felt a little stiff and was more to the left (injected front left coffin) than right, but I figured it was because she was stiff from being in her stall, not turned out, and having had an injection. I was really cautious with the amount of work we did and made sure to be extra careful about a good walking warm-up and cool down. But!! Literally 2 weeks after our injection Spot and I had probably the best ride we’ve had in a loooong ass time. She was soft and content our whole ride with good chewing and foam. Forward, though she could have been a bit more forward, and not fussy with her mouth or cranking her neck around like a giraffe. I was pretty freaking ecstatic. Here’s some video of the very end of our ride that Andy grabbed for me.

 

That ride was about a week ago, and I’ve had 2 other great rides since. Maybe this injection was the key! However, now I’m researching how to up my “leg care” game. I want to keep her as comfortable as possible, so maybe some Back on Track Wraps for her front legs? Poultice? Ice? Anyone have any thoughts?

 

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7 Responses to Coffin Injection Update

  1. Megan says:

    You guys look awesome!! She’s such a nice mover, I’m glad she’s sound. For Rico’s tendons, I obsessively wrapped him, but I think with TC I’m going to try the BOT quick wraps that I bought for Rico years ago and never used (maybe just before and after rides, not overnight since I can’t get to the barn too often). I don’t know much about them though, but a lot of people I know swear by them.

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    • peonyckw says:

      Aww, thanks! I was thinking the same too, BoT quick wraps right before and after we ride for like 15-20 minutes. I’m also thinking about getting a pair of BoT bell boots for when she’s in her stall. BoT All The Things!!!!

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  2. KateRose says:

    Looking good you two! I have a BOT mesh sheet that I am in love with for my older guy. I have never done much in the way of leg protection but I would definitely encourage you to check them out. πŸ™‚

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    • peonyckw says:

      Thanks! I’m definitely looking into the mesh sheet as well. Now that she’s feeling pretty good I’m thinking we’ll be able to do more work. The sheet will hopefully keep her happy!

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  3. I LOVE BoT products. I actually bought a sheet for Annie over thanksgiving but it’s too small. Need a 75″ mesh sheet? πŸ˜‰

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  4. emma says:

    she looks lovely – i love her cute knees! so glad to hear that she’s feeling so good since the injection, fingers crossed she just keeps feeling better!!

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