It turns out he has a fairly large cut on his coronet band. We checked to be sure that the cut didn't communicate with the joint capsule in his foot. Thankfully, it doesn't. For know he has a wrapped up foot, is on bute, and antibiotics. He also needs to stay in his stall for the next day or two, and then his paddock. It's a pretty big gash and may take a while to heal up. At this point we expect him to be off work for a couple of weeks. What I wonder is how in the world he managed that kind of cute WITH bell boots on. Silly boy. On the upside, he was sedated while the vet was out and I got to pull his mane!
|A little bit cranky he is inside|
|All bandaged up|
|His cute (short) mane|