Thursday November 1 2012 We got to the barn late just to groom and wash the mud off of Coopers feet. He had a few burrs again and was tender on his left stifle. Guess he might have slipped in the mud maybe while trying to run away from flying feet. He is a little instigator and always getting hurt trying to work his way up in the herd. He is number 3 right now and goes after the 2 leaders, who are both big boys, one of them over 17 hands.
After cleaning and drying his legs & muddy tail, I braided his tail and Al rubbed his stifles with the green cool and alcohol mixture then took him for a walk out in the indoor arena. There was another boarder walking around with her new horse and it was good for the other horse to have someone with him. The other horse was put into the geldings paddock on Wednesday and jumped out in fear of the other horses.
I walked him all around the arena and over to the feed door. He was blowing and snorting at the door again, stopping and backing up so I did some approach and retreat before he finally settled down. We did some walk, whoa and back up all around before heading back in. We gave him his treats and said goodnight.