Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Injections Complete

So it's been a little over 24 hours since Alex had his back injected.  I would say he's 80% improved just from his non reactions to medium pressure. He does still have one spot where he is moderately sensitive (it was his worst spot) which I'm hoping will continue to improve.

Tomorrow we'll start back with some light lunging and see how he feels. My vet said I could lightly ride him on Friday, but I think I'm going to play it safe and lunge him a few days first while checking his back for soreness.  I really hope this works, I've been ripping my hair out trying to get him comfortable.

Today I found that he had some "crud" on his withers/back and that made me feel like the worst horse mommy ever. Gonna have to get to work on that tomorrow when I can bathe him.

Now I have a question for my followers... I'm considering buying a Back On Track blanket (I think it's called a Back Blanket). I know some of you use BOT products.  What do you think of them? Particularly interested in those that use them for back/muscle soreness. Worth the hype/price? Lay it on me! :-)


  1. BoT is the best ever! Loved the products, totally recommend everything.

  2. I haven't used the blanket but I have a Contender II saddle pad (uses BoT technology). Fiction had absolutely horrible back pain, and after about a week and a half of use of the pad, the back pain is almost completely gone. I was very impressed!

  3. I haven't used Back On Track, but if I had the money I'd get one of the Contendor pads that is BOT + Thinline. That'd probably be my choice for a back sore horse.

    1. I literally just bought a really nice Thin Line half pad that I use over a regular square pad. Perhaps the BOT square pad is in order...

  4. The BOT pad wasn't for Henry but others I know use their products and LOVE them :) Worth a try!!