Back from an exhausting day of work !! :-( . Wish I could of gone to check up on my boy but unfortunately I worked basically the whole day and the barn is literally an hour away from me!! I know what the hell am I thinking having a horse an hour away from me, but the barn is pretty nice and a good price so my goal is to move closer to him, which should be soon lol ;-P.
Anyway I went to Apollo yesterday, walked him around, cleaned his stall and groomed him. The barn manager told me that the vet was in de-worming everyone and was concerned about Apollo's foot and will be calling me to talk to me. Well well well... Mr. Vet I won't be needing your x-ray bullshit or any expensive testing to see what's wrong with my horse because to my relief HE HAS AN ABSCESS!! phew... literally phew! lol
Honestly when I un-wrapped his foot and saw the pus, I literally thought " Thank god, that it is just a silly infection!! and nothing serious " So now the boy can, well HAS to be on turnout since the walking will help drain the infection and someone HAS to be there every day soaking his foot in Epsom salt to help drain it as well. Thankfully I have lovely boarders at the barn that are willing to help out anyone if they can't make it to the barn or can't take care of their horse, so phew! I will probably get this lovely boarder maybe a $50 buck gift certificate to a tack shop, since she has a horse as well and she is always willing to help me out (she's my barn angel lol )
I will probably contact the vet just to get antibiotics for him and get him healed faster (last time his abscess lasted 3 weeks!!!!) and so I can get back into riding and concentrating on showing this summer!!!!! Woohooooo.
Will be going up to the barn tomorrow to walk him and soak his foot. YAY my horse is OKAY!!! :-D