Some of the people we have spoken to who have dealt with PHF said their horses lost 200-300 pounds before all was said and done, but AJ is keeping his weight so far, which I am very thankful for. It took so long to get weight back on him that it would be quite a setback to have him lose it all again.
When the vet was out Saturday night she had to double check with my dad that AJ was really 25. She said she thought perhaps the paperwork was supposed to say 15 instead of 25. She couldn't get over how good he looked for his age. He looks amazing and my parents have been able to cut back the amount of grain he gets.
I'm finally starting to relax a bit, so I thought I would post some of the pictures I took while I was home visiting. Doesn't he look fantastic?
It's amazing how well AJ and my dad's horse Justus get along. Sure they pin their ears at each other here and there, but for the most part they really enjoy being with each other. When I had AJ out to ride, poor Justus was upset that we were taking away his buddy so he kept a close eye on AJ all the time.
|My dad's horse, Justus.|