Considering the spill we took, Eli and I seem to have only minor injuries. His left knee is one of them. It was still puffy last night, but I couldn’t find any heat and he didn’t react to me poking around it and putting pressure on it. My hope is that the swelling will continue to go down. I poulticed the knee again, although put Corona on the scrape after washing it with betadine so the scrape itself did not have poultice on it. Because ouch, that would be counter productive.
Other than that, Eli has had two days off. Storms made riding impossible on Sunday, but things started to dry out Monday so I will probably hop on Eli tonight. Last night, trotting in the round pen, he looked sound. I am a little concerned that he seems to have some soreness in his right hind, too, although I can’t figure out where — he just occasionally takes a shorter step with his right hind in tight right turns, which is atypical but it’s not even consistent. Maybe if I trot him under saddle, I will be able to get a better sense of the issue.
A chiropractor is scheduled for next week, so I am hoping that helps Eli to feel a little better of he has any soreness or stiffness in his neck and poll.