. . . or is it the antibiotics that have put a spring in his step?
The GreyDonk went onto antibiotics and bute on Thursday of this week and he's been a different horse ever since . . . his feet touched the grass on the gallops yesterday and he grew about a hand . . . he jogged, cantered on the spot, piaffed, went sideways and generally felt like an unexploded bomb (he was, however, an angel in the school). He currently only gets a handful each of Alfa A and Blue Chip as carrier for his anti bios, but once he's fiinished with the course, I'll be cutting his hard feed back to NOTHING.
I had put his exuberance down to the spring grass, but I do wonder, though, whether it's either the bute or the antibios . . . he is definitely feeling more "well" than he has in a while . . . his exuberance is not only evident in the field, out on a hack and in the school but also just generally when being tied on the yard and being handled.
Is it possible that the antibios have cleared up a long-standing problem that I just hadn't noticed? Or that the bute is masking some pain somewhere we hadn't picked up? I will say, though, that he was grinding his teeth today when I worked him and I haven't heard him do that for a good three/four months . . .
Am a bit baffled.