It would appear that old MoJo is on the mend. The swelling is gone, and he is no longer limping. He's even been spotted trotting around his paddock. Time to get the farrier out to put the shoe back on that foot. He clearly hasn't been too hurt to roll in the mud:
Since he was a little tender footed after pulling the shoe, I bought this contraption called a Hoof Wrap. It consists of a foam pad for the bottom of the foot, and a wrap with numerous velcro straps. I honestly thought that it wouldn't last a day before getting sucked off in the mud. To my surprise, it took him a week to get it off. The interesting thing is that it was torn down the back. I can't figure that one out, since it was on a back foot. Oh well, it served it's purpose, and I'll probably purchase a replacement, just for the sake of having one on hand.
I'm going to wait a few more weeks before riding again. No point in pushing him too fast, too soon.
I climbed up on the roof to pull down the Christmas lights yesterday. I know, I know...but better late than never, right? While I was up there, I snapped this photo of Mt. Rainier:
The sight of The Mountain is one that I never tire of.