Today we injected both of Huck's Sacroiliac (SI) joints.
Both chiro and vet agree this is the way to go so I am hoping they're both right. I had my lower back/sacrum injected a few years ago so I can somewhat understand what's going on. I also have crappy SI joints. Pretty tired of my horses mirroring my issues.
Obviously this puts a hold on show season, but clearly the showing wasn't working anyway. Perhaps this will give us a chance at some success in the future.
This also puts yet another strain on my very thinly stretched horse budget. In 9 months we've had a facial laceration, forearm laceration with infection, and injections. We also had proud flesh, scratches, and he has a swollen lymph node in his right forearm (vet says it's probably fine and that the steroids will likely take care of it.) Seriously though. WTF. This "affordably priced" horse has turned into a money pit. I sure hope there is a light at the end of this tunnel. This is supposed to be fun, right?
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He's in a stall with muscle relaxers, bute, and hand-walking for two more days. On Saturday he can go back out to turnout and be ridden lightly at the walk and loose-rein jog for 10 days. Then we can start loping and stopping and see where we are. Fingers crossed.