Continuation post of Dell's injury...
Dell was outfitted with an extended toe on his hoof, so as not to buckle his pastern over when resting his leg. Thank you Ralph. Dell then began the long road to recovery. Yvonne felt it would be a year of stall rest. How long he will be tied.... no one knows. Tomorrow will be 11 weeks since his injury, and this amazing little stallion has endured through it all.
Every other day now, I take the bandages off, inspect the wound, which continues to look good, apply ointments and re wrap the leg. I do not think I have ever owned so many sets of polo wraps and quilts.
Dell does so well during this process, every once in a while he will hold his leg up as if to say "Please, I don't want to do this, it hurts.", and I talk to him and soothe him and he relaxes and stands quietly. Twice, I have used a twitch on him, but other than that, he just stands there for me like a good boy.
Shortly after his injury, we outfitted his stall with his own personal fan, and a grow light, that is set on a timer for him. His door remains open during the day so that he can be the Walmart Greeter. Happily looking for scratches, hugs and treats. He plays the invalid patient so well to my boarders. He reminds me with a loud whinny, if he feels I have not brushed him long enough.