Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bar and Katie showing off his tendon

This relates to my earlier post about seeing the difference in Bar's tendon from when we first brought him home.

This is Bar standing as square as he possibly can--not an easy feat with an "I-really-have-to-move-all-the-time" Thoroughbred. The leg isn't perfect, nor will it ever be, but it is a lot better than it was. His strength, flexibility and range of movement continue to improve as well.

One of the other keys to all of this is proper hoof care and an awesome farrier. Mike has not only helped keep shoes on the boy, but has done a great job working with the confirmation and structural challenges--granting Bar the stability he needs to build up the muscular strength and support for the damaged leg.

And this is Bar, Katie, and Peter hamming for the camera. Not the greatest shot of Bar's leg, but an awfully great shot of two cheesy smiles.

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