Last night I suddenly remembered that bute doesn't really help with EPSM pain. And he's barely able to pick up his hind legs to walk, plus he had very dark colored pee yesterday, which can be from muscle damage. So, I'm hoping really hard that he's having a tying up attack from all the muscle strain of his accident and the shivering and stress afterward. I'm sure it's very painful but he can get through that. But I'm not sure why that would affect his digestion. I need to do some more research on tying-up and "shivers." He's never had an attack that was serious enough for me to educate myself on that stuff, his symptoms have always been more mild.
In happier news, John and took a short ride together around the property yesterday. I am thinking about starting to ride Bella more, now that Tonka will be laid off for 6 months or so. I can ride Scout, but he prefers John, and I'd like to be able to ride with John, so if Bella would be sound enough, I'd like to ride her. She's not sound, but she's not that bad. I would like to be able to put front shoes on her, but we were broke even before Tonka's vet bills, so something special would have to happen before I could do that.
This picture came out weird on my new phone, but doesn't Bella have cute ears?
Blue came along with us and raced around pouncing on grasshoppers. The horses are getting pretty used to his puppy antics. Bella didn't really like it when he almost walked under her though.