Junior has settled into a new routine at home very nicely. And by nicely, I mean loudly. He calls to the mares constantly... As in, methinks the horse doth protest too much. As in, we received a call from a neighbor yesterday wondering if we'd separated our mares.
That's horse-neighbor talk for your horse needs to shut its yapper.
But she was very nice about it. Thank you, nice neighbor!
Junior is eating well, feeling better, and obviously wanting more to do. Unfortunately for him (and our neighbors), he is on stall rest for another week and a half or so.
Cabbage tends his incision site, which is still draining. Drainage is good, or at least better than if it were trapped inside creating an infection.
Trust me when I say treating a post-surgery colt is not for the inexperienced. Cabbage has to clean the belly with a betadine solution (the reddish stuff in the photo below isn't blood, it's the sterilizing solution).
This shows Junior standing quietly.
And here he is, trying to kick Cabbage's head off.
Fortunately for Junior, Cabbage doesn't hold a grudge, and next up is a little diversion in the form of a bath.
And some exercise. Walk Junior, Beep.
Up and down the driveway a few times...
While Beep makes sure Daddy's taking good care of Dju-Dja. (that's Junior, in Beep-speak)