Some very good news, and some very bad news...

madhector

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The good news is little lorry is all mended in time for Houghton! The even better news is it wasnt the gear box but some bearing attached to it that goes to the back wheels and the wheel bearings are also fine, the even better news it only cost £190 to fix!!!
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The bad news is Blaze is lame
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Took him for a lesson with Lucy and he started off choppy in trot but he had just had a spook at something and a smack so was a bit tense. He then felt fine and jumped like a superstar as usual, doing some really evil angles, and generally being perfect pupil. Walked out of the arena and he did a funny step on the turn but it was on stony ground.



Got bac and just wasnt happy, something felt wrong, so trotted him up and sure enough Blaze is lame on near fore. Not masses but definitly not right
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So so gutted, there was no heat or swelling that any of us could feel, I have a feeling it is foot related and knowing my luck also tendon/ligament related...


Vibes for Blaze to have pus in the foot please guys!!!
 

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A little tip i learnt from Miss Jackie Potts.. tubbing in soda crystals draws out bruising
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(everyone knows about tubbing in salf for puss etc. but i'd never heard of the soda crystals one)..
 

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Vibes for Blaze...

Just thinking, the shortness at the beginning of the lesson could have absolutely nothing to do with it. It could just be that he was being a bit off and if he worked through it and worked well, I would try to think that he was fine for your lesson.

You say he did a funny step on stony ground... perhaps he stood on something here, bruised it and hence why he was lame when you trotted him up at home.

I think you would have seen more of a reaction when riding him had it been there before, especially if you were really asking him to work and you would pretty much have left it on the corners I would have thought!

As someone else has said, tubbing with soda crystals will help bring out the bruising... fingers crossed this is all it is!!!
 

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Great news about the lorry. Hopefully Blaze just stood on a stone or he just got a bit of grit trapped on Sun in all the mud.

I would be poulticing like mad to see what happens.
 

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Try not to worry - sometimes they have an abscess brewing and the work just brings it up. I rode and jumped one of mine(sound), then rode the other and by the time I'd finished on the grey, the chestnut was hopping lame with a boiling hoof in about 30 minutes. I tubbed him with Epsom salts and it had burst by the next morning.
 

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I hope Blaze is ok and it's somethng minor! How is he today?



Brilliant news about the lorry xx
 
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