We just got a nice update on Rocky from his foster mom Kellie: “Rocky has been out a couple more times in turnout. I am only putting him out when I can watch him for now. Unfortunately, we had to put down his “neighbor” on Monday, so, Rocky has now moved to the other side of the main barn with 2 new girlfriends. He is moving around quite a bit which is good. He has a bit more room to walk. Every time I brush him, he rolls. Apparently he is channeling Pigpen!!
Rocky loves Felina (the older mare next door) and has a love/hate relationship with Cardi (the younger mare next door). They make faces at each other and trot and swing their heads. Nothing stupid and only around meals. Both horses are food protective with other horses nearby. Good exercise for Rocky! He is looking a bit stronger.”
Here are some pictures of him in turnout. Looks like he is managing just fine with the grazing muzzle. This is essential for him due to his Cushings diagnosis. He is happy to get out in the turnout and the muzzle allows him to get the movement but not the sugar in the grass which would be very bad for his health. It is good for us to know that he will tolerate having the muzzle on. Some horses have a difficult time accepting it but it doesn’t seem to be stopping Rocky from enjoying his turnout!