To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Lance looking on – just before he unlatched his door, walked past the ultrasound machine, and started eating hay from the stack! He hadn't been served breakfast this morning like the others since he needed to be tranquilized for treatment, so he took matters into his own mouth. ;-)

Rick decided to treat Lance with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) as well as extracorporeal shockwave this time, since Lance had quite of bit of damage on the bone where the ligaments pulled loose. He drew blood from Lance, spun it down, buffered it, then used ultrasound to guide the needle into the injured area.

Preparing the PRP
Doing the shockwave treatment
Finding just the right spot to...
...put in the PRP

I spotted this across the stall while holding Lance

Lance sleeping it off
So now we wait. In two and four weeks he'll get shockwave treatments again; in six weeks we should have a pretty good idea on how the injury is healing. No further discussions yet on the pinto mare; I'm waiting to hear more from her breeder.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Thanks for updating Michelle, I know this is hard for you.