Since he’s stall-bound, his inactivity is not helping the edema. So Anakin’s legs are being cold hosed, polticed, and wrapped twice a day to try to bring down the swelling. Another therapy he is receiving is daily Theraplate sessions. Theraplate provides zero impact whole body vibrations via a large plate that the horse stands upon. In Anakin’s case, we are using this therapy to increase his circulation and reduce his swelling. But there’s another neat side effect of this therapy for Anakin: it actually seems to remind him of the time he spent as a research horse at Cal Poly. So it brightens his spirits and gives him something meaningful to do, which is just the sweetest thing.
So many people have donated to Anakin’s care, and we want you all to know that it is making a difference!