So, it's been a few days, err weeks, since I've last posted. Gus is steadily improving. He's been turned out by himself for about two weeks now. Things are going pretty good. He's still very stiff with that right hind leg, but he works out of it, to an extent. Gus is still turned out by himself, which is a very good thing. I'm hoping that we can keep that situation up indefinitely. It's in his best interests to be by himself.
I've been regularly applying Sore No More (the gelotion) after we work. Seems to help a bit, or at least it's not hurting anything.
Gus is still having issues picking up that left hind leg, when I go to clean his hoof. I can usually get it if I put I alot of weight into that left side, then he'll pop that hoof up just high enough for me to clean.
But, regardless of all of that, we've had a nice couple rides outside. Today we actually walked the cross-country course. Probably rode about 15 minutes. He was a good boy. I was very pleased with him, considering everything.
Gringo, on the other hand, has been as lazy as ever. He's just chilling in the pasture this winter. We'll try one last time in the spring to start him again. But, boy, is that guy a pig! I had to clean his tail the other day, couldn't believe how dirty it got without a bag on it. So, after a good shampooing (in 20 degree weather) it's now back in a tail bag, indefinitely.
More to come when I've got more time.