Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bandit Update

I just wanted to do a quick update on Bandit since he had his new shoes put on. I brought him home that day and he was like a new horse -- kicking up his heels, literally. It was such a relief to see him back to normal and walking around without pain. The next day, he was a little stiff-legged and we were a little disappointed that he seemed to be uncomfortable again. But, within a few days, he was back to walking around just fine. I guess he just needed to get used to the new shoes and the different angle they put him at. Since then, he has been doing great!

Several of you commented about his "swollen" face. As you can see here in this pic, the right side of his face has a huge lump. He came to us that way and as the story goes, he hit his face on a gate when he was younger and that somehow caused a cyst to develop in his sinus. The cyst grew and along with it, the bone was deformed (quite severely) in his face. At this point, it really doesn't give him any trouble, other than he has no airflow on that side. It really is quite shocking for people at first sight, but I don't even see it anymore. That's just our sweet old Bandy Boy. I always tell people, "it doesn't bother him, if it doesn't bother you". :)

19 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Oh, he is so cute..thanks for info about his face..hope somebody didn't hit him when he was a young horse...and I am so glad you have him now! :D

jane augenstein said...

Bandit is one handsome boy! I love those white knee socks! Glad he is doing well, you are taking such good care of him! He's a lucky horse.
LOVE the bunnies too, they are just too darned cute!

Judy said...

Such a handsome boy! I am glad to hear he is doing well. He is so lucky he's got a great Mama!

Annette F Tait said...

loved the pictures of Angel, Patches and Nutmeg!!

glad Bandit is benefitting from his new shoe, that's great!

and he's a beauty!

Christina said...

Doesnt bother me, not one bit. Bandit has one of the best Momma's around. He knows it too.

twhrider93 said...

Gorgeous boy. Glad he's feeling better!

Cowgirl Goods said...

Hugs to the sweet boy and glad he is moving around. I'm one of the lucky one's to have the honor of riding him. He sure is a beautiful old soul.

A Palmer said...

So the bump just makes him that much more special. Did you go to the Animal Fair last weekend? We came fo an hour and a half before it started pouring!

Crafty Green Poet said...

he's a lovely looking horse, glad he got used to his new shoes pretty quickly

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Hooray for new shoes.There are some pretty savvy farriers these days.

Rural Rambler said...

Well guess a new pair of shoes makes everyBODY happy, even Bandit!! Glad they are helping him feel better :)

Mikey said...

Glad to get the update! Glad he's doing good in his new sneaks :) I think he's beautiful!!

cindy shake said...

His color is so rich and lovely! I know how much I like a new pair of kicks! Glad he's on the upswing -and a lucky boy to have you now :o)

Jennifer said...

Aw, he's a pretty boy. :)

BTW, I ordered the copper, and turquoise earrings from you. They are super cute!

Gaina said...

So glad the new shoes are working out for him :). As for his lovely face, I think he looks rather distinguished - wouldn't do for him to look like just any old horse now, would it? He's special! ;-)

Julie said...

Adorable blog!! Enjoyed my visit.

Julie
www.equusgirl.blogspot.com
www.ridingaside.blogspot.com

Phyllis said...

Just catching up with you. Glad to hear Bandit is adjusting to his platform shoes and the bunny/rottie post is adorable.

I've visited your friend's blog and will leave her a comment. Thanks for introducing her; I love her critters.

Desert Rose said...

What a Cute old guy...so glad his new shoes help him out so much!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Awww just looks like he is chewing bubble gum, just a cutie !!!