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.
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.
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?