It's day 6 and the swelling is down by more than half, it's localized to the front part of his knee. I'm hoping this is good and an expected rate of progress. He has 4 more days of limited movement. It's not exactly stall rest since he has a small turnout area so he can get to his water trough, but close enough. He's had 2 pressure wraps, ice, and hand walking. He's ready to get moving again. I'm not sure what happens if we hit day 10 and the swelling is still there.
Tonight he was tied up to the hitching post outside the barn with just the motion controlled spotlight on for light. He was kind of illuminated in shadows. Sometimes I look at his big liquid eyes and his elegant lines and his athletic build and something catches in my throat. Sometimes his beauty just takes my breath away.