Koda continues doing well after his first Shockwave Treatment. He has officially progressed from 15 minutes of hand walking 2X a day, to half day turnout in a small paddock. We all agreed the round pen wouldn't be ideal, for many reasons. Since there were no other smaller options, Brad & I hauled in some of our panels. We got permission to set up a portable paddock in the grass, just for Koda. Last weekend was the first time since early June that Koda went outside without being attached to a human.
Between snorting at anything and everything that didn't move, we had a bit of photo fun on the last day (hopefully!?!) of routine hand walking...
|Koda moves slowly|
|My guy has to keep him on the go|
|Spotting the cranes in the field|
|Koda tries to act on it, but get's redirected|
|A little lunging at the walk,|
with light rope entertainment
|"Do you see what I have to put up with?"|
|"First the rope tricks, now he is hiding..."|
|"Thank goodness, we are done walking"|
|"Did I forget to mention, he sings too"|
Koda loves every minute of attention, and pokes at the phone for Brad to turn the music on if he forgets. Apparently Koda has a favorite song that sometimes comes on near the end of their walks, the five minute extended version of the Brothers Osborne song "Stay a Little Longer". I love that song too! Koda knows as long as the music is playing, he get's to be outside. I'm very grateful for the extra care not only Brad, but the gals at our barn have given Koda. They both created a music playlist to walk him. I'm sure he loves music now! The effects of his injury are far from over, but I feel like we are heading in the right direction.
|First time in the temporary paddock.|
It's next to the outdoor arena,
within view of his regular pasture & mates.